Is PlayStation crossplay over? Perhaps not…
Crossplay has been huge over past years; where games allow you to play with your friends on different platforms.
The likes of Fortnite has been one of the biggest promoters of crossplay. You can have a team made up of PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile – a true dream team.
However, in recent weeks we have seen that Sony are not so hot about cross-platform play. Suggestions were made that the Sony will blacklist Fortnite players who move over to the Nintendo Switch.
Sony faced some huge backlash from fans and even got made fun of by Microsoft and Nintendo on Twitter because of it.
PS4 owners as more games go crossplay 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/vpNnRYqG4f
— Gamer Critics (@GamerCritics) June 21, 2018
Cross-Play Shouldn’t Go Away
With pressure increasing on Sony to change their minds on cross-play, Sony CEO Shawn Lyden revealed what is going on at an event in Spain this week:
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.”
This backs up the statement released by Sony last week; suggesting they listen to the community, and understand that players want Fortnite to be cross-play and other games to follow suit.
We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online.”
While that doesn’t sound reassuring, we’re hoping Sony will change their minds for the players who love the feature.