We'll probably still be waiting a while for cross-platform play on the PlayStation

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You can now play Minecraft throughout the Xbox One, Windows 10, cell and VR, however it may very well be some time but earlier than Sony joins the get together on that or some other sport – not less than that is the view of Xbox chief Phil Spencer, who’s been speaking to Gamespot, and says that Microsoft and Sony are speaking “all the time” about this difficulty.

“With Minecraft on PlayStation, now we have to be one of many greatest video games on their platform when it comes to gross sales and gameplay,” says Spencer. “The relationship with Nintendo on this front has been strong. They’ve been great supporters and we continue to collaborate with them. But I think Sony’s view is different. They should talk about what their view is.”

“I’m never going to call anything a lost cause,” he provides on the subject of crossing the ecosystem streams. “But I think some of the fundamental reasons and certain scenarios, they’re not really going away. So I don’t know what would change.”

Game of Thrones, for consoles

Those causes and situations have been nicely coated earlier than – the pondering is that Sony needs to take care of its lead within the console market, and whereas formally the corporate has mentioned it is bought no drawback with cross-platform play, user safety has been cited as one purpose why it is not occurred to this point.

Apart from the occasional imprecise remark right here and there from Sony, many of the cross-platform discuss has come from Microsoft lately, with one sport developer likening the stand-off to Game of Thrones. We’ll go away you to resolve which aspect the White Walkers are.

There’s little doubt that having the ability to play in opposition to players on any platform could be a profit to the players themselves – and as a bug in Epic Games’ Fortnite lately confirmed, it’s technically attainable too. For now although, we’re simply going to need to hold ready.


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