PlayStation bows to pressure to go cross playBy Staff Writer 27 September 2018 | Categories: news
It seems like Sony eventually had to cave, and rightfully so. The PlayStation 4 is now open for Fortnite cross play, making it possible for PS4 players to join their brethren on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.
“Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content,” commented John Kodera, president and global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment on the PlayStation blog. From yesterday, an open beta has been made available, allowing cross play, commerce and progression across all the available platforms.
In the post, Sony alludes to the fact that it took so long for adoption since the company wanted to ensure the best “PlayStation experience” for cross play. While not the final word on the matter, it brings to an end a rather ludicrous chapter, where Sony refused to play nicely with the other kids on the island.
Sony did not that this is a serious policy change and that it the company is in the planning phase of taking the decision forward. Hopefully this will be the first step in brining all players closer together, no matter the platform they are playing on. And in the age of online play, why should it be any different?
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