We Have Always Been Open To Cross Platform Play- Sony Executive

“Our position has always been that we’re receptive to this.”

Posted By | On 04th, Aug. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Microsoft have made waves recently with their decision to allow for full cross platform play between Xbox Live players, and users of other online networks, such as Steam, Origin, and even PSN and Nintendo Network- but for many large third party games seeking to implement that kind of cross network play, such as Rocket League, there does not seem to have been any movement on that front. The hold up, it appears, seems to be on Sony’s end.

However, in a recent interview with IGN, PlayStation’s Global Sales and Marketing Head Jim Ryan tried to clarify Sony’s stance on the issue, noting that Sony has always espoused cross platform day, and that they would be open to it now as well.

“There’s been a lot of noise about this recently. There were certain statements made at E3. But our position has always been that we’re receptive to this,” he said. “It’s something we’ve been doing for many years now. I think we started with cross-platform initiatives on PS2 in fact, in the early network days of that. There are a number of instances on PS3: when you upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 generation on GTA V you could take your save cross-platform, we’ve also seen it with Final Fantasy. We’re completely open to this. It’s really down to the developer and publisher of a certain game to come and talk to us and we’re ready to have that conversation.”

Interestingly enough, his examples all seem to refer specifically to cross platform play within the PlayStation ecosystem, and not across networks and platform, of the kind that Microsoft are allowing, and that developers are requesting. Let’s hop the examples were only meant to be illustrative, and that Sony will in fact allow a unified player base for online games to become a reality- it’d be ironic and a bit depressing if after all this time, they turned out to be the reason for something like this not happening.


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  • Starman

    So then , why is everyone waiting on your lying @$$ES

    • Troy Marcel

      Probably because they didn’t propose ot first this generation.

    • Mr Xrat

      Because no one wants to play games with you losers and doing this would reduce Plus subscriptions.

  • Psionicinversion

    well seeing as rocket league can have full cross platform play ready within hours those talks must certainly take a long time!!!

  • kee1haul

    Except for right now?

  • Doggystyle

    Y’all aint begging right. Now lets hear some REAL begging from you Xbox fanboys, and we might let you play with us. Maybe.
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  • Michael

    Yea, just like you were open to EA Access…lol

    • Doggystyle

      You must love paying for EA demos now. They weren’t as fun for you guys when they used to be free. It figures.

  • Nintengods

    $ony lying since 2006

    So funny watching the drones scramble and damage control. Hasn’t been this funny since Nintendo B**** slapped the Vita with the 3DS and now only weird people on FBI Watchlists own Vita


 

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