Weeks ago Microsoft announced “Cross-Network Play”, a feature, that will enable PS4, Xbox One, and PC players to play the same game together. For this to be effective Microsoft invited all developers to take part in the new initiative. Responding to Microsoft’s invitation, Sony issued an encouraging but indecisive statement. “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002,” it said. “We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”
Microsoft is here again and is saying “We’re Ready” for Xbox One-PS4 Cross-Play, but concerning when it will kick off, Microsoft obviously is waiting for others to support the feature “As a platform we don’t force developers to release at any point–it’ll be when the developers are ready.”
In an interview with Eurogamer, When asked if the company has all it takes for Xbox One and PS4 cross-play, ID@Xbox Europe boss Agostino Simonetta said “Absolutely–we’re ready. Rocket League is the first game–and it is a heavily network-orientated game. He also went on further, “Any title that wants to update their game to include cross-network play, any title that wants to launch soon and take advantage of that, we are ready.”
Rocket League has been announced as the first title to take advantage of the feature. Although Microsoft has extended an open invitation to other platforms, Sony’s comment seems indecisive.
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