Sony Is Currently The Only Hurdle To Cross-platform Between Xbox One and PS4 According To Developers
Microsoft has been saying for quite some time now that they are open and committed to the idea of cross-platform play between Xbox One and PS4. The company even said in March that developers have a green light from their end to implement cross-platform play, pretty much a challenge to Sony to allow the feature on their console.
Now, some major game developers are stressing that any technical hurdles to this cross-platform play have been overcome. Sony’s walled-garden policy is the final obstacle to allowing play between Xbox and PlayStation systems, they say. One such title which is ready to go with cross play is Rocket League, which currently has this option for PS4 and PC players as well as Xbox One and PC players to play together.
According to Jeremy Dunham, vice president of Psyonix, the developers behind Rocket League, their game is at a point where all they need is the greenlight from Sony and the developers will have cross platform up and running in the game within one business day.
Psyonix is one of those developers who have been actively vocal about implementing this feature across both consoles to build a better gaming community.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed for Rocket League paving the way,” CD Projekt Red’s CEO Marcin Iwinski said regarding cross platform for their upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. The game is already set to launch with Xbox One and PC cross play and all the developers need is a go signal from Sony regarding implementation with PS4.
Even Blizzard is open to the idea of cross play between PS4 and Xbox One for their recent mega success, Overwatch. The company said on twitter that they are keeping their eyes on this feature and might one-day implement it in their console games.
These kinds of public statements from developers are probably what Microsoft was hoping for when it made its public overture months ago. It’s not a good look for Sony to be seen as the only obstacle to a gameplay feature that many players and now developers are publicly asking for.
What do you think about cross-platform support between Xbox One and PS4? Is it a good move and might finally bridge the gap between both gaming communities or should they stay in their own separate worlds?