In recent news Sony has been under-fire when it comes to their lack of cross-play with some major titles. While other platforms have started opening their cross-play doors, will Sony listen to their customers and add this feature? There might be a glimmer hope.
Sony on Possible PS4 Cross-play In Future
In a recent interview at the Gamelab conference in Spain, the president/CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Shawn Layden commented on a rather prickly issue that has been shoved into the spotlight quite recently. In response to a Eurogamer reporter about the current state of cross-play and the fact that their consumers are being ignored:
We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.
One of the most popular online multi-player games Fornite became the source of a problem for Sony, as players were outraged that their accounts were being blocked when they tried to sign into their Epic Games account to play Fornite on Nintendo Switch. The only solution for fans of the game was to create a new account entirely to play on the platform. While the game is free-to-play, those who have purchased a Battle Pass would not be able to access it due to this issue.
Adding salt to the wound, it seems Microsoft and Nintendo have teamed up in an effort to show how it’s done with a trailer for Minecraft showing players happily playing on both Xbox and Switch together.
While this is only one example it does set a precedent for future games and other MMOs where players simply want to play together or on different platforms. What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments below.