Minecraft Cross Platform Play On Switch Will Use Xbox Live Login; Developers Really Want Sony Cross Play, Too

I wonder if these will count toward’s Microsoft’s Xbox Live MAU numbers…

Posted By | On 14th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Minecraft was announced as getting full cross platform play across every single system and device that it runs on this E3… except PlayStation. In what has become a trend this week, Sony has declined cross platform play (for extremely bizarre reasons), choosing to isolate PSN and keep it silo’d.

Speaking specifically about how Switch cross platform play will work, Mojang CEO Jonas Märtensson explained that things will go through Xbox Live. “That’s pretty unique as well! But everyone that’s in on this, all the platform holders, have been pretty pragmatic and understanding of that what we’re trying to do is create a good experience for the players. We needed a good system to connect everyone, and Xbox Live is a good system,” he said.

He also spoke about Sony’s refusal to allow cross platform play. “We would really like this to come out there as well,” he said, adding that the hold up was not on their end.

At least the usage of Xbox Live makes sense for why Minecraft may have been turned down for cross platform play on PS4… it still does not explain, however, why Sony is blocking Rocket League, which is an entirely independent game from a third party.


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  • heima

    “At least the usage of Xbox Live makes sense for why Minecraft may have been turned down for cross platform play on PS4…”
    Mh, I don’t think that PS4 would use Xbox Live if it was on board with Minecraft’s cross-play, more likely they are using Xbox Live because Nintendo’s servers aren’t that big.

  • SalvagedXBot

    “I wonder if these will count toward’s Microsoft’s Xbox Live MAU numbers….”

    and

    “At least the usage of Xbox Live makes sense for why Minecraft may have been turned down for cross platform play on PS4”

    Definitely doesn’t read like an impartial article lol.

    • heima

      Also, if Xbox Live was the reason behind Sony’s decision against cross-play, surely Ryan would have clearly said it instead of using the lame excuse he used.

  • Holeybartender

    Cross-play is just another backdoor for modders and hackers to have access to Sony’s servers.It’s a security risk to Sony they have no control over it so they refused it. Minecraft is a child’s game which is why Sony addressed the parental side aspect of it. Besides,we have 30 million plus to play with,we don’t want or need it.

  • Mr Xrat

    Gotta prop up those MAU numbers somehow.


 

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