Gaming communities pressure PlayStation: Cross-platform demand could be turning tides
Microsoft is taking large steps to create an open online platform, a “cross-platform” between PC, Xbox One, Android, Nintendo and PlayStation and they plan to start with Rocket League. Yep.. Rocket league, still a thing. Microsoft didn’t call out any specific console but left a strong hint lingering in the air.
Microsoft Xbox director, Chris Charla stated they had made the decision to offer developers the opportunity to participate. “We’re enabling developers to support cross-network play . . . This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks.” One game many platforms. While Microsoft has already used fortnite as an opportunity to let players from all stages to play one is still missing. Hint, hint...
Shortly after this, the Sony CEO was questioned about cross-platform. “We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that effect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.” this is leaps and bounds from Playstation's previous position about cross-platform, it seems like Playstation is coming around. It may not be too long before you and your friends are playing from one console to another cross-platform.