In a tweet, Pitchford said Sony–as well as Microsoft and Nintendo–should be applauded for making cross-play happen. The executive added that Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, should be praised daily for also being a champion of cross-play.
Sony is now finally allowing cross-play between PS4 and competing consoles like Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but only in Fortnite right now. Sony has said it might add cross-play support for other titles in the future, but no announcements have been made yet.
PlayStation boss Shawn Layden also wants gamers to know that enabling cross-play is not as simple as flipping a switch, at least not from Sony’s perspective. Cross-play between competing consoles is not as much a technical challenge as it is a political challenge, it seems. In fact, it was Epic’s Fortnite that accidentally added cross-play support between PS4 and Xbox One back in 2017 before it was shut off quickly. The struggle appears to be on the business side; and that makes sense.
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