Microsoft Exec On Sony’s Lack of PS4 Crossplay: ‘People Want A Larger Pool of Players To Play With’

Somebody tell Sony.

Posted By | On 06th, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


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Cross-platform play is something that was once considered almost impossible to achieve, given the competitive nature of the market and those participating in it, but slowly and surely, it has indeed become a reality over the last few years. Both the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One allow cross-platform play for online multiplayer games, and games such as Rocket League, for instance, have only benefited from this.

The one major player that has refused to take part in this, however, is Sony, with the PS4 still not supporting cross-platform play. They’ve received their fair share of criticism for this, and rightly so too. Game Informer recently also posted an opinion piece on the short-sightedness of Sony in this issue, when Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra, who is the vice president of the Xbox division, replied to the Tweet on the article and gave his own two cents.

Ybarra said that people want larger pools of players to play with and against while playing competitive multiplayer, and that that isn’t something that is going to go away anytime soon. And that makes a lot of sense. It’s hard to see why Sony can’t see that too. Cross-platform play should be a basic minimum, and Sony’s restrictive practices can only prove detrimental to them and PlayStation owners in the long run.


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  • Sp4ctr0

    Sony must “protect” their users from many dangers… Can’t wait to play Minecraft together with all my friends on Xbox, PC, Nintendo, Android, Apple iOS.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3f94d4b7d8a69f366eadcf9f4ff1621063079acdc20be1a15a13a3cdcab8efad.jpg

    • Dan Smith

      Why would I want to play with a PC gamer, all they care about is graphics.

    • angryenglishman

      no we care about our keyboard and mouse play not them gay controller things.

    • Psionicinversion

      lmao pot calling kettle black

  • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

    P*nies are rrrturded da why they luv sony and need protection hahahahahha

  • LifeOnMars

    Why the F### would I want to play with spoilt Xbrats. I had enough of those kids when I had my Xbox 360.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      So that you can become a better gamer. You aren’t getting any better playing with those ps4 scrubs. I’ll whoop you on any shooting game or driving game.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Oh crap you must not play on xb1 then. Yeah those spoiled brats moved on to the ps4. You are still playing with them.
      Those screamers or what ever they are called are rare on xb live now unless you play 360.

    • Yan Leebar

      you think a rival console from sony has a better class of players somehow? – if you’re the example I think not, I own a ps4 but have no childish hatred for other formats.

  • Feniks

    Final Fantasy 11.

    I smell a media campaign. Well done Microsoft PR. Now let’s go back to the 64 million pool 🙂

    And not one mention of mandatory Microsoft account? Tsssk.

  • Richard Lajoie

    I dont want a larger pool of players. ps4 has a large pool enough for me. Somebody, tell microsoft what sony is doing fine and their players are fine without cross play. Only place a see dead servers and palyer pool issues are on nintendo platforms… somr microsoft stuff are quite empty too.

  • Mr Xrat

    I remember when cross-play was a neat little feature Nintendo and Sony did to increase the value of their own ecosystems instead of a brazen attempt to prop up MAU numbers by a certain company with upgrades held hostage for non-compliance.

    • Fweds

      Sony for the businessman.

      Sony for the Payer.

      —–
      Nice Fake Upvotes.

  • Psionicinversion

    hey 4K makes you a better gamer lmao;….

  • Mike Clyne

    Why on Earth would Sony do it? It only benefits Nintendo (with it’s still small install base to get easier filled rooms) and Microsoft with….well, the shape Microsoft is in.
    There is absolutely nothing to be gained for Sony. It’s a bad economic decision to make a game work on any console (well, not for the developer, but for the console maker.)
    This is a business, after all.

    • Taylor Sandsen

      Yeah but it also could have a effect on their business and developers if they want crossplay the the Xbox one will get products first instead of PlayStation and could lose Players


 

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