Minecraft, Rocket League, Fortnite, etc CrossPlay on every Platform but Sony because...

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    Cross Platform Minecraft is the most massive reveal we've had in ages, even though a majority of us here at B3D don't care for it. It's quite possibly the biggest announcement they've made at any conference.

    I'm a little shocked that everyone is just shrugging it off like it's nothing.
    This game has just been upgraded to support W10, 1S, 1X, Switch, and mobile into a single universe.
    If that isn't ground breaking for a game _ any game _ and many have tried, I don't what is.
    Graphics happen all the time. Stories happen all the time. Rehashes happen all the time.

    When was the last time a Nintendo, iphone, android, xbox and windows players all played together?

    They managed to get through all business hoops to make this happen. Just consider the landmark made here.
    This is the first title, ideally the first of many that go this route.
     
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    Sony didn´t want to party then??
     
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    Rumours mills are about on this one with Sony not agreeing to let it happen, I'll wait for definitive answers. But Sony is not in.
     
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    Sony have had more cross-platform games to date believe, so that seems less reasonable than the other way round. But more likely its technical hurdles between two disparate systems.
     
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    But with the massive lead this gen, I´m not so sure if it´s just a technical matter.

    I remember an article were Rocket League dev noted that sony was the last hurdle to complete cross-play between all the systems

    anyway, so off topic
     
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    If it is Sony being dicks, that doesn't bode well. T'would be suggestive of hubris making a reappearance.
     
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    I know PSN gets a bad rap but really ... ;)

    Rocket league goes pc to either console and I believe Microsoft OKed it against other consoles when they relaxed the Xbox outside live connectivity but Sony went quite. They were keen in the PS3 era up until Microsoft agreed it seems.
     
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    in a world where Apple can get on board with it, it doesn't bode well as being a technical issue.
     
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    Rocket League just launched on Nintendo swtich, and they claimed cross platform play. The platforms have not yet been identified, but it doesn't bode well if we see a repeat here.

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    What consoles do Sony allow cross play on? I did a quick google and it looks like Sony only allows cross play on PC?
     
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    Someone needs to get onto Sony and confront them with the idea they're console-racist.
     
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    Yeah Im going to be really mad when Sony starts staging protests in Japan and having gamers holding signs like this...

    XBOX immigrants go home!!!
    Stop taking jobs from the locals

    Make Japanese consoles great again!!!
     
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    Phil was asked about this in the Eurogamer interview:

    Minecraft - cross-platform play is brilliant, but it's not with PlayStation.

    Phil Spencer: Yeah, you have to talk to them about that.

    Did you ask them?

    Phil Spencer: We want Minecraft to be playable on all platforms with cross-play. I'm committed to that. Our relationship with Nintendo has been great. But you'll have to ask them. The team has done a nice job supporting Minecraft on PlayStation platforms pre us owning it, post us owning it. I like the fact it's there. I think the connected world of Minecraft we're building, I'd love to be able to bring it to all consoles."
     
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    Bruh. Naw. Stopping the console on console violence.
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    So to protect the kiddies from foul-mouthed XBox Minecraft players (are MS's Minecraft players adults, or just a lower class of kid?), Sony are walling off their garden. Maybe the only reason Nintendo are on board is they don't understand online, have never used voice chat in their lives, and don't know how potty-mouthed the average XB owner is?

    :???:
     
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    Does the crossplay even support voice chat apart from Xbox Live?
     
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    Wil be interesting to see if ms keeps updates off the playstation line
     
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