Microsoft Confirm They Are Still Talking To Sony About Cross Platform Play

“We would like to enable them to be part of that; one community, to unite gamers.”

Posted By | On 23rd, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The villains as far as cross platform play is concerned are Sony, who refuse to allow cross platform play with any other console- a shocking stance, especially since even a company as traditionally regressive and averse to online as Nintendo allows for it on the Nintendo Switch.

One of the most notable paragons of cross platform play will be Microsoft owned Minecraft, which, in what is possible the largest cross platform exercise ever, will be uniting players across Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Windows 10- leaving only PlayStation owners out of the party, at Sony’s own insistence.

However, Microsoft has not given up- speaking to GameReactor, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg confirmed that the company is still talking to Sony about making cross platform play a reality.

“Absolutely, yeah. We’re talking to Sony [about crossplay], we do partner with them on Minecraft and of course we would like to enable them to be part of that; one community, to unite gamers. So we’re talking to them and we’re hopeful that they’ll be supportive of it,” he said.

Hopefully, Sony eventually capitulates- the future is cross platform, and Sony is single handedly being a hindrance to that reality being realized.


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  • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The future is Sony saying he ll no, and its a bright one where the Xbox community is forced to survive on dwindling Xbox Live subscriptions. #Goplaywithyourselves

    • S. Cruz

      But i thought Sony was for the players?

  • Mr Xrat

    Haahahahahaa Greenberg throwing a bone to Xgimps desperate for people to play with.

    • S. Cruz

      Lol your salt is showing

  • Holeybartender

    DRM,online only gaming,crossplay and now hdd space in cloud storage. Microsoft’s desperate attempts to control all aspects of the gaming market are both obvious and unwelcomed.

    • Luke Skywalker

      What’s wrong with hard drive space in the cloud? Your screen shots, game saves etc are already bring saved in the cloud, right? Cross-play is good and drm is in everything, the game disc you use are drm infested, it’s the reason you can’t just copy it, put the data on a different disc and use it.

    • Holeybartender

      What’s wrong with it? If for ANY reason you don’t have an Internet connection you can’t play the game you bought. It’s not like screen shots or game saves where you can just start all over and get them again or storing them on your systems harddrive,you would be locked out of your game period. It’s not like physical discs where the game and it’s license are on it but half the game would be online only because standard discs space is too small. They don’t even use UHD discs for games now let alone if they don’t compress them under 100gigs. It’s back to the same bs Microsoft tried to pull at launch.

    • Luke Skywalker

      But that’s the same for all online services, right? If you don’t have internet connection at the time the system checks for licensing then you get locked out, right?
      So let’s not act as if that’s not the nature of online services

    • Holeybartender

      Yes online services are like that but you’re not paying for a service,you’re paying to own the game. It doesn’t matter if it’s digital or physical games,if I paid for it then I should own it outright.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Well you do own it, and you can always access it as long as you’re paying your internet bill.

    • Holeybartender

      And that’s fine and dandy,for the online use of it NOT the main game itself. I buy a console and buy a game for the console then choose to use online features or not that’s my prerogative but the game itself I should have unfettered access to it.

    • xravishx

      No, you don’t own the game. You own the right to use the game in a way that is specified. Big difference. That’s why there’s something called the EULA or End User LICENSE Agreement. No one really owns the games they “have.”

    • Holeybartender

      Yeah but that’s in addition to freedom of use which is what owning the game is. If I want to use my game disc as a coaster noone is going to stop me.

    • xravishx

      This kind of option is ini other games out there, mainly MMO’s. There is usually an option to download everything or save bandwidth and download only as needed. I’m sure MS will give that choice as well.

  • stopbeingafanboy

    Why would Sony want to do this when it would only help the Multiplatbox? They need to stop begging and make some new IPs.

    • Luke Skywalker

      It would help gamers connect with their friends, keep certain games alive with a larger player base on multiple platforms which would be good for gamers, good for developers and good for the industry.

    • stopbeingafanboy

      I’m quite sure I don’t see it that way. So we agree to disagree.

    • xravishx

      @sgt_hammertime:disqus is correct. If you give gamers a choice as to where they can play the cross-platform games, then the system you choose becomes less about the hardware and more about the games. It would allow gamers to look more critically at what each platform offers beyond the cross-plats and make a good decision. In that case, I would say that we’ll see more of a resurgence of true exclusive content everywhere instead of all the silly rhetoric like “timed exclusive” or “console exclusive.” Though, I do argue that gamers choose their system more based on their hardware no matter what unless they’re choosing Nintendo. They’ve always only been about the games. No one else can say that.

    • stopbeingafanboy

      Well I still disagree so there’s that.

  • Dafuq Iswrong

    If I were Sony I’d cross platform with everyone but microflop

    • Luke Skywalker

      Childish. A reflection of your mental state.

    • Dafuq Iswrong

      is that the best you can do? or is that a reflection of your sexual life?

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Other way around pony licker
      Everyone else is doing crossplay…Sony is all alone on a network of rental servers.

    • Dafuq Iswrong

      I have one word for you: denial

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      You should get that looked at


 

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