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

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  1. MrFox

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    Nice, I wonder what they ended up with in the negotiations.
     
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    Strangely, 2 first round picks in the 2019 NFL draft.
     
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    As I've been saying all along, Sony simply haven't been taking much crap over this issue. Something will get posted every few weeks but it's a far cry from Microsoft's always online approach originally planned for Xbox One where the lobbying for change just didn't stop for a single day for weeks and weeks. Now, it's possible that Sony are under pressure for publishers and developers outside of the media eye but you can only comment on what you do see.

    I think it's almost certain that Sony will announce PS5 by the end of Q1 2019 and will want this issue, which you know would come up, to be have been almost entirely forgotten before that reveal happens. They can't rely on Microsoft handing then a bunch goodwill a second launch in a row, they'll need to work to make PS5 appeal on its merits.
     
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    If Sony doesn’t announce by E3 2019 I doubt will they will announce in 2019. What would be the point of announcing a product so close to a holiday season where it won’t be available? No point in dragging down PS4’s sales by promoting a PS5 in the middle of the holiday season.
     
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    If they launch the console fall 2019, they will announce it before GDC 2019.... Same for 2020 before GDC 2020, because no leaks...
     
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    From Era, it seems like Steam SDK hints at more cross-play with xbox live through network api: https://www.resetera.com/threads/ne...ssible-crossplay-network-api-with-xbox.87289/

    Which links to this github commit: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/St...3c9815c#diff-23b34e68362f5f00c56eb6c084651179

    Code:
    message CMsgSteamNetworkingIdentity {
        optional fixed64 steam_id = 16;
        optional string xbox_pairwise_id = 17;
        optional bytes generic_bytes = 2;
        optional string generic_string = 3;
        optional bytes ipv6_and_port = 4;
    }
    
     
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    Well, one of these issues was universally loathed. The other most people probably don't give a shit about. Pretty sure Fortnite has enough of an install base per system to maintain a healthy competition, so at worst having no cross play would be a nuisance. Do I think it's a dick move? - Sure. Does it affect me? - Not even a little bit. MS's always-on-dystopia on the other hand would have affected everyone.
     
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    Keypoints from the Epic Unreal Engine Cross-Platform Services:
    • Unreal Engine and Unity integrations.
    • All services will be operated in a privacy-friendly, GDPR-compliant manner.
    • Large set of cross-platform game services originally built for Fortnite, and battle-tested with 200,000,000 players across 7 platforms (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch)
     
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    That GDPR compliance mention is funny because they break it on their store by having an opt-out check-box. ;)

    Definitely interested in a decent cross-plat engine though. Very needed these days.
     
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    From the It's about damn time Sony category, some games are nearing the finish line, like Rocket League …

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    https://www.rocketleague.com/news/full-cross-platform-play-now-live-in-rocket-league/

    Rocket League has entered the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program! Players on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam can now randomly matchmake with or against each other in all Online match types (i.e. Casual, Competitive, and Extra Modes).

    To make sure that Cross-Platform play is enabled (it is by default), head to the "Main Menu," select "Options" and then make sure the "Cross-Platform Play" box is checked in the "Gameplay" tab. And that's all there is to it. You are now ready to play against gamers on other platforms across the world!

    But what about cross-platform parties? In our first update this year (more information coming soon), we will release our cross-platform party system, which allows you to partner up with friends on any platform with the push of a few buttons.

    Should you want to play with friends on other platforms before cross-platform parties release, however, you can! Just select "Play" from the "Main Menu," then "Private Match," followed by "Create" or "Join Private Match," and you're set from there.

    Today's announcement is an important one for us here at Psyonix, because we know how much our community has wanted FULL cross-platform support for quite some time. It's because of YOU, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place.
     
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