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

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  1. Shifty Geezer

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    If Sony are that confident, why hold their players to ransom? They think that their fanbase is going to buy a rival machine unless they have to get PS to play with PS? As if the exclusives, services, etc. are in fact crap and everyone wants to quit PS but they have to stay there because their friends are there and they can't game with them on any other machine?
     
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    I think they must have cross play with Switch and be clear and told Xbox is a competitor, a very interesting stat in US

    https://www.resetera.com/threads/np...tch-owners-also-owned-a-ps4-and-or-xb1.66884/

    70% of Switch user have a PS4 and an Xbox One.
     
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    Bitching for the win!!!

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...-cross-play-with-nintendo-switch-and-xbox-one
    To those who said they didn't see the point in complaining, this is why. Complaining gets results!
     
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    What was their "solution"? What are the caveats?
     
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    XboxOne <> Blocked ?

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    I just find it difficult to believe they simply are starting to unblock games without some kind of business agreement somewhere to profit from.
     
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    incredible news.
    God damn, i may tear up if i see Destiny go down this path
     
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    Or they're testing the waters with Fortnite to see what effect cross platform play has on revenue. It gives them at least a year to decide whether to launch the PS5 with cross platform play.
     
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    man, but it's so hard to peek open pandoras box and think you can put it away. I really hope they keep with it.

    What's the worst that could actually happen? All your MP games go cross play and everyone buys PS5 for the exclusives and to play with everyone else?

    I dunno, it just doesn't sound that bad at all.
     
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    Why? Assuming no-one else has, why should Sony be any different? Cross-platform play is a part of modern gaming, very much so now that games run on mobile devices as well as consoles. Sony either are the one player who doesn't join in, or they follow the way culture is going, and in doing so ensure they don't alienate consumers. The way to win this war is to be the one platform everyone wants to be on, and not to be the one platform existing users are afraid to leave.

    My next console could either be a console that also lets me play my games on tablet with tablet owning friends and family, or a console locked out of that mobile space. That significant enough to be a buying decision. So better to keep your customers and then have them buy through your portal than lose them entirely.
     
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    I was just being cheeky. Wouldn't it be best if the platform holder is the one who receives the money that the content was bought on, but said content can be played on any platform supported by the game? It's not rocket science. <shrug>

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    You read that. What I read is that Sony will announce PS5 before the end of March 2019 for release later in 2019 and want this issue not only to go away, but that that barely nobody remembers it being a thing to begin with.
     
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    Looks like Epic will allow merging of multiple accounts in November.

    https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/26/fortnite-players-can-merge-their-accounts-in-november/

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    no way this leads to that. The relation doesn't seem high.
     
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    Sony has long allowed cross-play with smartphones and PC though. I'm not saying this isn't good news. But your justification why it's a good news has long existed.
     
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    I don't follow this.
     
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    True, but I think the point is more to keep the message clear. There's plenty of 'Sony doesn't let you play Cross Play with other systems'. Sony trying to address to that make the distinction between other consoles and other devices is an impossible communication task, and the logic also isn't there when people see games playing cross-platform on some devices but not others. There are clearly zero technical hurdles and Sony are just coming across as the bad guys. They want to lose that baggage going forwards and have Joe Gamer pick up a PS5 without any concerns about future gaming.
     
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    My hope is that this is the rule and not the exception. Black Ops and Battlefield should follow quickly. This is great for gamers. Now if I want to buy an Xbox for exclusive x, and my friend wants to buy a Playstation for exclusive y, we won't have to worry about playing any of the big online games together.

    My advice to people has been to buy the consoles their friends are getting, because having the option to play together is going to give you the best value. Now you won't have to worry so much.
     
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    The relationship/correlation between launch date of PS5 and enabling of crossplay has no reason to be strong.
     
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