Sony is now opening up cross-play on PS4 to all willing developers

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    For the longest time, PlayStation kept itself out of most matters relating to cross-platform online play, preferring for PS4 gamers to stick to playing against those on the same platform, or against PC users, at most. Tension began building, as players clamored for more open cross-play with those on other consoles and systems, and eventually, PlayStation gave in, slowly allowing for a beta form of cross-play on select games, starting with Rocket League and Fortnite. Things might start to get even better, as this week, in an interview, Sony stated that "PS4 cross-play efforts have officially moved out of the beta stage".

    This means, so long as any developer requests it, they'll be allowed to add cross-play with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms on PlayStation 4 titles. According to the interview, the first game to make use of the fully-featured cross-play functionality will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), likely paving the way for more titles to either retroactively add cross-play post-launch, or add them to upcoming releases. PUBG will also be rolling out cross platform play for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users this month.

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  1. Justinde75

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    Should've been there from the start
     
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  2. Chary
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    Better late than never
     
  3. Silent_Gunner

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    I reckon this is them trying to set the stage for 2020 and the PS5.

    Off topic, can you fucking believe we're three months away from the end of this decade and the beginning of the next? Having a daily 2-11 job will do that to the passage of time!
     
  4. Budsixz

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    yea I remember going to high school and now I am at a job reading this
    been really weird
     
  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I least hope there still option to play with same console folks. If cross play becomes the only option, I have fears. :ninja:
     
  6. Budsixz

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    Imagine joining a game through nintendo and then lagging like hell
     
  7. Xzi

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    I find it really interesting that FPS games are starting to open up to cross-platform versus play again. I guess the new Modern Warfare is gonna support KB+M on consoles too, but I'd still bet the complaints will be flooding in from console players within minutes of release. :lol:
     
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  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well, it could happen, but that's not my concern. :P
     
  9. Justinde75

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    They dont gain anything from non-crossplay so them not doing it before is already stupid.
     
  10. PedroKeitawa

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    So...70% chance we can get Monster Hunter World cross play from PS4 to Xbox? I will ask for pc also but i don't think we will get to that untill all the update for Iceborne ecc will also be implemented on PC.
     
  11. DJPlace

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    about time sony got the crap together.
     
  12. MasterJ360

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    I don't see why not its certainly something Sony could learn from mmo games. Just let us have fun with ppl all over the world with different platforms.
     
  13. Viri

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    Cool, so FF14 is going to come to Switch and Xbone?

    Also, it amazes me that Sony was the one who gave so many issues with cross play. This sounds like something Nintendo would do, not Sony. But Nintendo didn't even seem to mind or care about cross play.
     
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  14. chartube12

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    I’m not worried about that. The rumored 4K home only version of the switch, has resurfaced. This time with LoZ: Breath of Darkness as a launch day title in early 2021. Hopefully the Switch-home has better wifi/lan
     
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  15. Jiehfeng

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    Noticing, aloof from it all
    "I am not bad guy anymore, right gamers? Right?" -Sony 2019
     
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  16. NoNAND

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    Took them long enough.
     
  17. Lycanroc

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    Can we finally get Minecraft Bedrock now?
     
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  18. ChaosEternal

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    That's a welcome turn of events! Now if they could just reverse their stifling censorship policies while they're at it...
     
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  19. codezer0

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    So, since sony loves banning people and demanding games aren't allowed to run at better than 20fps on the ps4, what are they actually going to do when a player shows up that actually does better than them?:unsure:
     
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