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Sony is holding back cross-platform play

Sony is holding back cross platform play

Sony is holding back cross platform play

Sony is holding back cross-platform play

 

It looks like Sony are holding back cross-platform play between the PS4, PC and Xbox One for both Rocket League and CD Projekt's upcoming Gwent card game. Psyonix says that they could enable it within hours if Sony would give them permission. 

In an interview with IGN Psyonix's vice president, Jeremy Dunham, stated that the company is "at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side", but that they are "confident" that it will happen sooner or later. 

 

   It could be tomorrow, it could be longer than that. We just don't know--we're anxiously awaiting that, just like the rest of our fans,

Sony's such a big company that I'm sure it takes a while for them to figure out what it is that the roadblocks are, what sort of issues they might run into with other titles, any number of things that I can't even begin to speculate on.

 

CD Projekt, the developers of The Witcher series, has stated that they also want their upcoming Gwent digital TCG to support cross-platform play between the PC, PS4 and Xbox One saying that they are "keeping their fingers crossed for Rocket League paving the way". 

Microsoft has confirmed that there Cross-platform Play will be supported between the Xbox One and PC in PC and that they are open to allowing other consoles to play with Xbox One players.

 

         Our upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will launch in closed beta for PC and Xbox One later this year, and Microsoft already confirmed Gwent's cross-play feature not only between Xbox One and PC, but also other consoles if they allow it.

We also do have a technical solution in place for PS4 and would love to add Sony's platform to cross-play at the start of open beta. All we need is a green light from Sony

  Sony is holding back cross platform play

 

While cross-platform play is not suitable for all games, Sony supporting cross-platform play between the PC, PS4 and Xbox One cannot be called anything other than progress. Combining the player bases of games like Gwent and Rocket league will no doubt help matchmaking within the game and allow players to find full games of Rocket League and other Gwent players for years to come.   

 

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Most Recent Comments

22-07-2016, 15:23:59

Greenback
Ff14 already has PS and pc players and at some point Xbone so it's not as if it's not possibleQuote

22-07-2016, 17:47:28

Primey
"It looks like Sony are holding back cross-platform play between the PS4, PC and Xbox One for both Rocket League"

PC already has cross platform play. They are waiting for Sony to give the go ahead with cross console play (xbox players on ps4 and vice versa)Quote

23-07-2016, 00:18:44

NeverBackDown
If anything it extends the games lifespan and therefore created more revenue for both Sony and Devs. Hopefully they actually go through with this. They are all about power to the gamer.. Well this would be a strong candidate towards that messageQuote

23-07-2016, 02:35:10

TalllPaul
Don't care so much for cross-play, if I could invite people from the PS4 who are on Xbox or PC I now that would be a good feature, but so far, for games like Rocket League that can't be done.Quote

23-07-2016, 05:13:07

Kushiro
Speaking up a lot more now. Good for publicity and consumers too I guess.Quote
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