Crossplay Between PS4 And Xbox One Is Working Internally, But Sony Won’t Allow it, Says Ark: Survival Evolved Dev

Sony continues to hold its unpopular stance.

Posted By | On 20th, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


Sony’s rigid stance on cross-play has been rather unpopular with almost everyone who knows anything about the entire situation. While competitors Nintendo and Microsoft are making sure that more and more people are able to play multiplatform games with other people regardless of what system they are playing the game on, Sony is continuing to keep its userbase restricted to PlayStation owners.

And it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Jeremy Stielglitz, who is serving as the lead designer, lead director and co-creative director on ARK: Survival Evolved was recently asked on Twitter if the game will include cross-platform play across user bases of the Xbox One and the PS4. Steilglitz confirmed that the development team at Studio Wildcard has cross-platform play running internally, but that Sony are not going to allow that feature to be made available in the final version of the game.

It seems ridiculous that Sony are refusing to budge on this stance, and hopefully enough pressure will result in them finally seeing reason- sooner rather than later. There’s no question that online play on games would be so much better for it if it did indeed happen.

ARK: Survival Evolved is launching on August 29 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for continued updates on the game.


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  • Nettrick Nowan

    Sony is killing it this generation. I’ve got to believe that if they don’t want cross play, there’s a reason for it. And as long as they keep pushing out hardware and software, I’m happy with them doing whatever they wish.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      I think it’s been a pretty bland generation.
      Rdr2 may save it.

    • amatic

      Its certainly bland if you are on Xbox..the exclusives have gone down the drain.

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Xbox is begging for Sony’s help to save them.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      The Xbox one has more paid subs in the us than the ps4. Most of the ps4 player pool shows up after midnight in United States time.

      Unless you play between 12am to 10am the xb1 has more players to play with.lol
      In the united states I mean.

      If you live across the sea then yes you have access to more players.

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      If what you say is true, then why are you crying?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Just pointing out some flaws in your logic. Some game would improve even on ps4 if cross play with Xbox was allowed. I hate playing with those British turds thank god they haven’t upgraded to Xbox 1.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      I’m on every platform.lol
      There is no game I can’t play.
      Dude what games from this Gen do you see getting remastered in 10 years?

    • amatic

      Lots I reckon..it been a good time forPS..hzd,neir,nioh ,uc4,persona yakuza.
      I also have Xbox, but my son plays Minecraft on it.
      The ball dropped this round game wise on xbox.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Yeah they have dropped the ball pretty bad,but it happens.
      They have learned and are doing a good job at bouncing back.

      I’ve always have played on every platform so exclusives have never been a big deal to me.

    • doplerradar

      Just because they have a reason doesn’t mean it is good for gamers. They have reasons for lack of EA Access but they don’t make sense.

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well, obviously, it is certainly not good for you crying Xbox gamers who have no one to play with. LOL.

  • Triton

    Sony is slowly killing off all their fanbase this generation .

    I’ve got to believe they arent capable to do cross play.
    And as long as they keep pushing PS Now, Im happy I dont have any reason to spend money on a Sony PoS. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42827a86ac2b2234c52ceadb96d9b42f832a6359ee09475d9bc14ccc7b502033.jpg

    • Mr Xrat

      “I’ve got to believe they arent capable to do cross play.”

      They’ve been doing it for longer though.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      False.
      If true that would mean that Sony has never supported a cross console online game with Nintendo or ms.

  • greatnessIsaLIE

    Come on Sony you used to be for the players.

    • Nettrick Nowan

      They still are. For the Sony players. What incentive should Sony have for bolstering their competition’s weak numbers?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      The online player base is not that far off from pan and xblive. Only 40 percent of ps4 have a paid sub and 80 percent of xb1s have a paid sub.
      The ps4 player base online is usually only 20 percent bigger if not the same or smaller. It all depends in the game.

      It would be nice if us console players could take this console war to the actual games.
      Sony vs Nintendo vs xbox.
      It would be fun for us as long as we keep it clean.

      It would also be nice for Sony players because a big portion of their player base is under 18. That’s why the competition on xblive is better because they on average are older.
      It would help people like me play rainbow six or call of duty and not have to be paired up with a scrub 10 year old.
      It also gets boring playing against little 17 year old gangster kids.
      It will make the player pool better over all and help the rank part of myltiplayer games.

    • LifeOnMars

      Total Bull, I have had enough of those Xbrats when I owned Xbox 360.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Yeah then they bought ps4s this Gen because Xbox wasn’t cool anymore.lol
      Funny cause only the cool people stayed.
      You can tell they went over to ps4 because the best selling ps4 game of all time is Black ops 3.

    • LifeOnMars

      I have always owned both consoles until Xbox one.
      It was just that Xbox is/was a pile of cr##.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Yeah it may be crap but it had a superior online service, controller, and it doesn’t make a sound. Unlike the ps4 and ps4 pro which make the 360 sound quiet.
      They’re both crappy in their own ways.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      It’s the best now that Scorpio is coming out.

    • LifeOnMars

      I think I will leave it 6 months to see if if fails.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      The ps4 pro is a failure but it’s still the best right now.
      I think now that Scorpio is coming more devs will support 4k and it will be better for both pro owners and x owners.
      I wish we could leave the old consoles behind but fan boys would cry.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Here is a comparison of a game ported by the same team for both the ps4 pro and Xbox x.

      https://youtu.be/KqZ9By31KU4

  • Henk van Puffelen

    For the players…..

  • LifeOnMars

    With twice the user base of xbox, Sony does not need crossplay.
    .

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Exactly.

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    • greatnessIsaLIE

      They have twice the number of consoles sold but no where near twice the amount of paid subs.lol
      Ps4 might have 20 million individual ps plus users.
      Xblive on xb1 has about the same if not more on some games.

    • LifeOnMars

      That includes Windows

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      No the 55 million active gold subs includes windows and 360.

    • LifeOnMars

      Yea right…

    • Luke Skywalker

      why is that about sony? shouldn’t it be about gamers?
      I honestly don’t understand why you as a consumer care about what a corporation needs…..

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Funny thing is, I don’t hear PS4 gamers crying about not being able to play with you clowns on Xbox. Do you hear PS4 gamers crying? I don’t. But I can sure hear YOU crying.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      We aren’t the ones that are running though.
      You guys are running away instead of standing your ground.
      Come and play with us and see that we are better gamers.

      And yes I hear plenty of ps4 players complaining. I own several ps4 consoles and I would like cross play with Nintendo and Microsoft.
      It would be fun to have all gamers unite online. We don’t have to fight all the time I guess.lol

    • Shadowbane Gaming

      Ask Microsoft why they refused it years ago.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Don’t know, I remember them saying they didn’t even know how Xbox live stayed alive so long without breaking because it was all spaghetti coded together. It’s since the Xbox one they re-did the whole Xbox live system to be more modern (I think there’s some articles about that). With that I could see why they would refuse as their system wasn’t up to snuff, there probably was a bunch of open wholes. Anyway I don’t remember there was anything about console to console cross-play back in the day except for final fantasy…..which wouldn’t offer Xbox party system, friend invites, Xbox voice chat etc so I could see why Microsoft would refuse there.

      On Sony’s side, I could understand if it’s the case of their psn system not up to snuff in this regard. However, they’re allowing cross-play on some titles with PC but not Xbox so it can’t be that their system isn’t up to par. They’re just blatantly refusing as a number of devs came out and say.

      I have friends that went PS this Gen and now they feel like they want to come back to Xbox but they’ve bought a bunch of games for their PS 4 already. Lol one said he feel kind of trapped. I feel it would be cool to play some games with them while on my Xbox and they on their Playstation.

      This stupid narrative I’ve seen people online talking about “Sony doesn’t need cross-play”, who cares what Sony needs?? What about what us as gamers need? C
      Who cares what a corporation needs? I don’t work for them.
      It’s like having cable service and only getting a 100 channels, but fios is offering 200 channels for the same money….but you are going to say “cable doesn’t need to give me more channels because they have a ton of subscribers”

  • Steve-O

    Sony couldn’t give a s**t about their customers. They don’t even obey the laws regarding refunds for digital products. They think they are above listening to anyone.

  • Marcus

    Is everyone forgetting ps3 and xbox 360. sony at that time was pushing for cross platform gaming and microsoft kept shutting it down. why because 360 was basically the preferred console for many. Now its the other way around ps4 is the preferred platform and sony is just returning the favor.

  • Dafuq Iswrong

    All I see in the comments is xflop luvers in constant denial.

    • Luke Skywalker

      @dafuqiswrong:disqus with you bro? denial about what?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      That Sony is not the party responsible for the cross play situation. Even though every other console manufacturer is already doing cross console play.lol

    • Dafuq Iswrong

      I have something to tell you…

      I am your father.

    • Luke Skywalker
  • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Xbox fans desperate to play with the adults on PSN, because there are no adults on Xbox.

    If you really wanna play online with your more intelligent friends that chose the PS4 over the Xbox One…

    BUY A PS4.

    PS4 fans already have plenty of people to play with online. Sony aint trying to help MS, and Xbox Live, stay afloat just through 3rd party online gaming. Why would they do something like that that helps the so called competition?

    MS is on their own with their new “Xbox One X 3rd party” game console. If they want a bigger pool of players, then they need to make better games, and better consoles that more people want to own. Not just more people specifically, but the people like me that chose the PS4 exclusively over the Xbox One. If we wanted to play with the people on Xbox, we would have simply bought an Xbox. Thats how this whole console gaming thing works. You make a better product that all people want. You dont whine to the gaming media that the better more successful company is not playing fair by not offering you a safety net for all the bad decisions youve made that drove gamers away from you in the first place. I personally dont think Sony owes the Xbox community jack sh it. Buy a PS4 suckers.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Less than 30 percent of Ps4 have paid subs.lol
      Stop acting like the Ps4 is an online machine when all the games you brag about are single player games.
      Get out of here with that junk.

      Look at the age demo graphic.
      The Ps4 has younger players.lol

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You say that as a defense mechanism that doesn’t really work. You’re throwing numbers around as if it somehow helps your cause, and yet and still,…who is the one still whining about crossplay?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      I hear it on all sides. Gamers are still wanting it.

    • Luke Skywalker

      instead of consumers speaking out for the good of the gaming community, some are believing in foolishness like @doggystyle805:disqus .

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Good of the community? What community do you speak of? The failing Xbox community? Are you stupid? Buy a damn PS4 if you want to play with PS4 gamers. I ain’t got no love for you Xbox loving hoes. I couldn’t care less what happens to the Xbox brand. They ain’t getting my hard earned money because to this day, they haven’t earned it. This aint a charity.

  • Shadowbane Gaming

    Can’t really be mad at Sony. They wanted crossplay years ago on PS3. Microsoft decided they didn’t want it. Now that they are getting destroyed in sales, Microsoft decides that it wants crossplay.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Dude that was over 5 years ago and last gen.
      Now it’s the opposite and only Sony is to blame

      They don’t want to give their American players a better experience.
      No wonder American players turned their back on Sony last gen.


 

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