Its Finally Happening, Sony Is Allowing Cross-Play On PS4
For ages, Sony has backed their Playstation eco system as an experience a gamer will only get if you have a Playstation console. Recently though, that kind of thinking has been challenged multiple times. Like the accidental Xbox & PS4 cross-play incident in Fortnite in 2017, as well as other games that allowed cross-play on other consoles. Games like Fortnite, Rocket league, Minecraft has challenged the way of thinking of the past and let gamers play with friends regardless on what they played on. Due to that, Sony may be changing their policies in the near future. After holding out for so long, Sony is changing their tune and will be allowing cross-play on the PS4 “for select third party content”
In a blog post, Sony stated:
Following a comprehensive evaluation proccess, SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.
The big question is how soon will Sony be testing cross-play. Surprisingly sooner than you think. Today, there will be an open beta available on Fortnite where players on the PS4 will go up against players on the Switch, Xbox One, and PC, Mac, & mobile.
Sony is the last of the big three that took took a stance of not allowing cross-play on their consoles. With one of the biggest games, Fortnite, so readily available on multiple platforms and supports crossplay, I am sure it was more when than not if on Playstation’s behalf.