Sony Defends Decision Block Cross-play From Other Consoles

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During Nintendo's E3 Spotlight it was announced that vehicle football game Rocket League is coming to Nintendo Switch, again, with cross-platform play so PC, Xbox One and Switch owners can all play together.

"We can't speak for Sony, but as we said, we would love to have our PlayStation 4 community join our Minecraft unification plans", Norris told VentureBeat. So it comes as no surprise that Microsoft just announced at E3 2017 that it is implementing a cross-play feature for its hugely popular building-sim Minecraft across all available gaming platforms... except the Playstation 4. PC) with players from another platform (e.g.

Going forward, the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile, and VR versions of the game will all be known as simply Minecraft. Minecraft and Rocket League are unbelievable choices because they can work seamlessly on all platforms without demanding high hardware specifications. Now, is this Sony not playing ball? That's what I'm getting at, really. But everyone that's in on this, all the platform holders, have been pretty pragmatic and understanding of that what we're trying to do is create a good experience for the players. We're always open to conversations with any developer or publisher who wants to talk about it.

Back to the stuff that's actually going to make playing the game better and the big change is cross-platform play, meaning you can play Minecraft with friends regardless of the device they are playing on. "We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe", he said.

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It doesn't seem to be a problem for Nintendo, perhaps the most mindful video game company of the protection of children.

As Eurogamer were quick to point out, this is a stance that doesn't really tally when you consider that even Nintendo are actively engaging in this more open networking policy.

Jim Ryan: I don't think anything is ever a done deal.

"While Ryan didn't say that the door is completely closed for cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One/Switch, he did say, "... to my knowledge, there is no live conversation ongoing at the moment".

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