'Borderlands 3' won't require co-op partners to compete for loot.
Gearbox Software's art director Scott Kester has revealed that gamers will have their "own discrete loot stream" so there will be "no more loot ninjas" to contend with like there was in the previous game in the franchise.
Speaking in a PlayStation blog, he said: "Regardless of your respective levels or mission progress, you and your friends can play together online or on the couch, and not only will each of you deal a meaningful amount of damage, you'll also receive your own discrete loot stream. No more loot ninjas!"
It was recently reported that the publishers are considering cross-play for the upcoming sequel.
The upcoming title - part of one of the studio's most popular series - is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 13, although the latter will first drop as an Epic Games Store exclusive before following on Steam in April 2020.
Asked about the possibility of cross-play between consoles, a 2K spokesperson told GameSpot: "Cross-play is something we're looking at closely, but we don't have anything to confirm or announce at this time."
The feature had been advertised on the Microsoft Store listing under the game's Capabilities.
However, it was later removed from the listing.
Meanwhile, as well as looking forward to the new addition to the franchise, fans can also now enjoy the revamp of the original game in the series.
The long-rumoured re-release of its classic 2009 loot-and-shooter was launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on April 3.
As part of its live presentation at PAX East, Gearbox described the remaster as the "definitive version" of the title, featuring the base game with all downloadable content along with new weapons, quality of life improvements and various gameplay enhancements.
The remaster has also undergone "substantial" visual upgrades, which include improved textures, lighting and character models, while 4K and HDR are also utilised on supported consoles.
In addition, gamers can enjoy new character heads and skins, a fresh mini-map, along with support for four-player split-screen co-op.