Sony on Possible PS4 Cross-play In Future

Sony on Possible PS4 Cross-play In Future

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.


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5 comments on “Sony on Possible PS4 Cross-play In Future”

  1. Avatar ElvesRule says:

    I don’t care what the cry babies want. I am happy that PS is fighting cross-platform. The great hack of 2011 began the day that cross-platform with Steam on Portal 2 was to start. Coincidence? I doubt it.😈

  2. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Whilst it would be very nice to have some sort of shared save mechanism to hop from PS4 to PC, I don’t see any situation where it would be nice for PS4 players to compete with PC players. Connectivity, controls, mods and hacks are tracked way too differently for things to really work smoothly there.

    I actively avoid PC souls because of the hacking xD

  3. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    Sony already had a tentative thumbs up for Warframe to be cross platform with PC if I recall right. The fact that they had different (and more stringent) certification kinda killed it. No one on the platform with the easier greenlight process wants to wait for the platform with slower procedures for updates.

    I don’t think Sony is opposed, but they have established that "harder to hack" reputation and they’d need to ease up on a few things.

  4. Avatar Lich180 says:

    Yeah, considering PC can get updates as soon as they go live, and get patched quickly there’d be a huge gap between the two, unless PC players waited until console was ready.

    Either split the fan base between consoles and PC, and get staggered updates, or have everyone able to play together but get people upset over having to wait for certification.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ah ah ah Sony on the crossplay is giving in to the pressure of the players and the bad image that it returns. : o
    It proves that a comment on a video game forum can sometimes be listened to and is not without consequences. For the player or not for the players that is the question.


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