Cross-play between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been a hot topic, as of late. With the Ark: Survivor Evolved team stating that they’ve got cross-play between the two consoles to work, but can’t enable it for public access because Sony won’t allow it, things have been a little heated within the gaming community.
While it’s understandable that Sony is a business who doesn’t want to work with their competition, it’s still a damn shame that this functionality and evolution of the platform is being hindered in this way.
During gamescom 2017, GameReactor asked Xbox’s head of marketing Aaron Greenberg about the future of cross-play, and whether Microsoft had been discussing things further with Sony.
Absolutely, yeah. We’re talking to Sony [about crossplay], we do partner with them on Minecraft and of course we would like to enable them to be part of that; one community, to unite gamers. So we’re talking to them and we’re hopeful that they’ll be supportive of it.
I guess Sony’s response will prove whether they truly are “for the players,” or whether their priority lies elsewhere.
What game would you like to see benefit from cross-play?