Microsoft: Xbox One ‘Ready’ For PS4 Cross-Platform Play
Last month, Microsoft issued out an open invitation to Sony in regards to a partnership that would support cross-platform play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The prospect of uniting the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live is enticing, but Sony’s response in regards to Microsoft’s invitation was quite open-ended and vague. While Sony neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of a cross-platform partnership with its main console rival, recent statements suggest that Microsoft already have the technological pieces in place, and all that is left to sort out are the politics of the issue.
Speaking to Eurogamer the head of ID@Xbox Europe Agostino Simonetta said Microsoft is able to embrace developers’ wishes to make their titles available for network play on rival devices.
“Absolutely - we're ready,” he said. "Rocket League is the first game - and it is a heavily network-oriented game."
“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.”
Well, in order for the divide to be crossed Sony must also allow it on the PlayStation 4, while developers must also decide whether its worthwhile to them to embrace the new era.
“It's always up to the developer to decide. We issued an open invitation,” Simonetta added.
“As far as we're concerned - we've made the announcement and we're ready - whoever wants to get on board. It remains an open invitation to any network that wants to do the same.”
Sony hasn't commented yet on this latest statement of Simonetta of Microsoft. If you'll ask me, I'm against on this cross-platform play. It's not that I don't want the PS4 players to play with Xbox One players. But what would Sony gained on this partnership with Microsoft? This cross-platform play will benefit Microsoft more than Sony because Microsoft probably thinks that by cross-platform play, they could entice some PS4 players to try on the Xbox One. Sony's PS4 is currently crushing Microsoft's Xbox One in terms of hardware sales and I don't think that would change anytime soon. To put it simply, Sony doesn't really needs this cross-platform play with Xbox One. I would rather have Sony spend their money on improving their PSN reliability, PS Plus subscriptions, or to just spend their money in making new games for PS4 instead of investing on this cross-platform play with Xbox One. What do you think guys? Are you ok with this cross-platform play invitation of Microsoft?
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4/8/2016 10:05:02 PM Drew Constantino