Sony, are once again in the spotlight for not allowing publishers to make there games cross-play on PS4.
Currently, the only games that are cross-play on the PS4 are Fortnite and Rocket-league.
Over the past few months, we have started to see many developers calling Sony out for playing favourites.
However, in an interview with Game Informer, it appears that Sony is saying something different.
As Sony America boss Shawn Layden has this to say on the matter:
“We got to that place in Fortnite and it seems to be going reasonably well, from what I can tell,” he said. “The Rocket League light up will happen soon. People keep saying, “Why doesn’t Sony allow more people to have it?” We’re open for business on this one. All it takes is for publishers and developers who wish to permission it. As ever, just work with your PlayStation account manager, and they will walk you through the steps that we’ve learned through our partnership with Epic on how this works. I don’t believe right now there is any gating factor on that. I think they’re open to make proposals, because the Fortnite thing worked pretty well.”
So as we can see someone is lying on the matter here, as Sony is making it sound super easy and that publishers are just not contacting there PlayStation account manager.
Whereas publishers are saying, Sony is playing favourites by only selecting titles they want to be cross-play such as Fortnite and Rocket League.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the matter though, when Sony announced that cross-play would be enabled for Fortnite they clearly stated that “SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third-party content.”
As we can see Sony clearly state “for select third-party content.” So either they have changed their policy on the matter, which I doubt to be right otherwise there would be more cross-play games.
Either way, they need to start allowing more cross-play games as more and more people are beginning to expect it and with Microsoft and Nintendo open to the idea, many players won’t want to get a PS4 due to the fact they are still behind on cross-play.
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