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Sony's Absence From Minecraft's Cross-Play Is Absurd

Minecraft's huge cross-play update is great news for games, except those on PlayStation 4. Find out why Screen Critics Shaun isn't happy at this.

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The_Infected38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

“Sony's Absence From Minecraft's Cross-Play Is Absurd“

You know what’s even more absurd? Expecting Sony to follow at Microsoft’s footsteps.

Neonridr38d ago

that's not the point here. Now all users of Minecraft can group and play together regardless of platform. Except Sony who, according to the article, may have not wanted to be a part of it.

Seems sorta silly.

XisThatKid38d ago

Not to mention Ms owns Mc now

christocolus37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Some people are just ignorant or maybe just choose to be blinded by some blind fanboy loyalty, they don't seem to see how big a game Minecraft is.

https://www.polygon.com/201...

back in February, it was reported that 55million people play the game every month and it is still growing. Having the worst version of the game on a particular platform means most people will opt for the other versions.

Septic38d ago

"You know what’s even more absurd? Expecting Sony to follow at Microsoft’s footsteps."

What a load of bullshit. Follow in their footsteps? Microsoft were critiqued for not opening up their networks before right? So now they open them up and its suddenly following MS' footsteps?

Its CROSS PLATFORM play; bringing people together is what its about and defending this or blaming MS now is just plain stupid.

Being able to play your MP games with mates on all platforms should be welcomed. Why make shoddy excuses?

XtraTrstrL38d ago

It is silly, though MS did this ALL last gen, without hesitation. Sony being king this gen, is doing the same thing MS did for the entirety of last gen. I agree though, 2 wrongs don't make a right.

OmnislashVer3638d ago (Edited 38d ago )

@Xtra

Not really. Sony said they were open to the idea back in Gen 6. Gen 7 they stayed quiet.

MS is making a concerted effort to open up play. Even if it's late credit is due where it's due. You didn't hear Sony saying anything about crossplay during Gen 7 or doing cross competitor console stuff like MS and Nintendo are doing now.

Aloren38d ago

@XtraTrstrL There was cross platform on xbox 360 early in its lifecycle. Games like Shadowrun or Universe at war allowed to play with PC gamers.

supersonicjerry38d ago

@OmnislashVer36 what are you talking about gen 7 they stayed quiet they wanted cross play with rocket league but microsoft didnt want to do it for whatever reason there is still cross play with pc players on RL for ps4. I don't know why they didn't want it with MC but i'm pretty sure it was a dumb reason

shloobmm338d ago

@supersonicjerry you have it backwards. It was MS who wanted crossplay between x1 and Ps4 not the other way around.

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Overload38d ago

Sony won't do it. With the install bases how they are, Microsoft benefits from cross play more than Sony would.

It doesn't make business sense for them to do it.

Dario_DC38d ago

Yup Sony is not gonna help MS to fill their servers and I agree on that, especially on an MS owned game. It's just not smart from Sony.

modelgod38d ago

It would make business sense. How can MS,benefit from cross play? We don't NEED more ppl to play w/online. I think Sony can benefit from seeing how online is supposed to be.

DragonbornZ38d ago

I mean, it's Minecraft, it's big on all platforms. And there are a lot of new features coming only to the cross-platform consoles/devices that Minecraft players on the ps4 won't get.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory38d ago

what more absurd is seeing you Sony fanboys never letting go this console war crap and accept that we are all gamers

Apocalypse Shadow38d ago

Has nothing to do with being a fan. We're talking about the business aspect of it.

Sony started cross platform play and Microsoft didn't want to join. Xbox fans didn't say anything then that Microsoft closed themselves off from everyone else. Now that Sony is saying no to Microsoft trying to be perceived as the leader in cross play, now it's a problem to them.

Should all multiplayer games be cross play? Yes. That would make a bigger gamer community overall. It's just not Sony's job to help Microsoft when Sony wants gamers to buy PlayStation's first. Not support Xbox, Xbox live or Azure.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory38d ago

@Apocalypse Shadow
Do yall work of Sony? no

Kribwalker38d ago

@apocalypse

I do remember final fantasy 11 was cross play between pc/ps2/Xbox 360 at the start of the last gen. the key was it was on squares servers, but both companies have been open before, a game like minecraft that is on every platform around makes sense to have cross play across the board so Sony being the only left out looks bad on Sony. Especially when someone as closed as apple are even jumping in

moldybread38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

@Apocalypse Shadow
"Has nothing to do with being a fan. We're talking about the business aspect of it."

Sony's whole success to its Playstation division is because of its fans, how about you start acting like one?

"Sony started cross platform play and Microsoft didn't want to join. Xbox fans didn't say anything then that Microsoft closed themselves off from everyone else. Now that Sony is saying no to Microsoft trying to be perceived as the leader in cross play, now it's a problem to them."

They started NOTHING, when are you going to get that through yoru head? Microsoft started crossplay long before with Shadowrun and then fell out of sorts with Xbox Live on the PC. Sony has never supported crossplay with other cosnoles, thats the point you and all the other executives at Sony keep glossing over.

"Should all multiplayer games be cross play? Yes. That would make a bigger gamer community overall. It's just not Sony's job to help Microsoft when Sony wants gamers to buy PlayStation's first. Not support Xbox, Xbox live or Azure."

The PS4 is not the one who holds the cards to helping Minecraft, that success happened long before it was ever released on it. I am just baffled the excuses you guys come up with. Is it Nintendo's job to help Microsoft? Star thinking like a gamer and we would have to put up with such nonsense from you. It's bad enough Sony has all the excuses in the world, we dont need their fans to follow suit.

Sony has shown they are willing to give its fans the inferior version all out of spite. Sony can say OK to Activison and EA to host games but wont allow other consoles gamers to play with one another? Its insane the mental gymnastics Sony does to not deliver after being asked and them saying they will listen. So many developers are trying to get it done but Sony refuses and now their biggest fans want to defend them? Just embarssasing.

Death38d ago

@Shadow,

I'm not sure I get your take on how Sony would be supporting Microsoft with cross platform play. In order to be cross platform, it would require a different platform than an Xbox. This is clearly not a push to drive Xbox console sales. PlayStation fans are already buying the game from Microsoft, why not allow them to have all the features?

A nice byproduct of Microsofts "illusion" they are creating that they are the leader in cross platform play is they are actually bringing cross platform play. We can all see through their deception though and know that the only company that continuously says no to it is actually the leader.

moldybread37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Death you are spot on, this is too keep existing players playing together, not about promoting the Xbox One or Xbox Live over the PS4. This way they all get the latest updates and the best way to play the game, how is this a bad business move?

Minecraft of all games would work the best with cross play and Sony snubbing their noses at it is bad PR. The biggest player count is not the PS4 it's mobile and PC. Now Sony wants to alienate themselves from all that? 55 million active Minecraft users per month and Sony thinks this is a bad move for business?

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wonderfulmonkeyman38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

No, what's obsurd is people defending this bullshit using "good business" as an excuse, just because Sony's the subject not joining in.

I love Sony consoles and many of their exclusives, but damn, their fanbase has become disgustingly arrogant ever since the PS4 gained popularity.
Makes me glad I don't bother with the majority of public multiplayer lobbies on PSN anymore, especially if getting offended at the idea of playing with other console players is how most of them now feel.

shloobmm338d ago

Even Nintendo approved it. They are as backwards as it gets and they joined in on it.

Zman91937d ago

I checked. There is no @MSfootsteps

sd1137d ago (Edited 37d ago )

It could come back to bite them in the ass though. MS could always release exclusive updates that only work through cross play. Then suddenly Sony are denying the worlds largest game from getting expansions on their platform.
The crazy thing is that if all games were cross play then I would potentially abandon xbox altogether and move to Sony. As it is I am stuck with MS as that is where my friends/family mostly game.

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AspiringProGenji38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

They shouldn't have any issue to not allow Minecraft to cross play, but whatever... I platinumed it and dropped it years ago. This is not my fight!

Septic38d ago

That's not the point. I'm not a Minecraft fan either. This applies to other games that could be cross platform.

AspiringProGenji37d ago

Other bigger games will never be cross platform. Neither who is on top will never allow it.

masterfox38d ago

lol Minecraft,

Is not Sony fault you MS spend a billions of dollars on aquiring Minecraft rights, and now you are trying to get back that investment by shoving in to the face of all MS gamer fans with Minecraft nonsense, why you want to include Sony in your mess MS?, please go away with your Minecraft nonsense.

Kribwalker38d ago

One of the biggest selling games ever with an extremely large and active community and they are trying to let everyone in that community create together. What is so wrong with that?

Munnkyman38d ago

Yeah because minecraft doesn't sell 😒

343_Guilty_Spark38d ago

Minecraft is more valuable as a property than all of Sonys IPs combined.

King Nezz38d ago

There will be pitchforks and torches on your lawn tonight for that remark. Gahahaha!

Rhythmattic38d ago

Hope you put that tissue in the garbage before your mum cleans your room 343

DashMad38d ago

Dumb comments minecraft sold more than 70 million and more than 120 million if we count Pocket Edition(mobile) and have more than 55 million active users monthly.

moldybread38d ago

The game sold 120 million copies and the merchadising alone makes it a good investement.

j15reed37d ago

MS already made that money back Minecraft was a steal at that price.

sd1137d ago

Erm... you realise how much money minecraft makes dont you? In 2015 alone it made over $300 million for MS.

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modelgod38d ago

Sony Doesn't want cross-play at all. Sony is afraid because we'll destroy the PS community in just about every game!

il-JumperMT38d ago

Sony supported cross platform since FFXI on PS2

aconnellan38d ago

And went silent since Microsoft said they want to do it.

Then remained silent when the Rocket League devs said Sony were the only ones they were waiting on for cross play.

And still haven't made a peep even though Minecraft is now cross play between Xbox, PC, iPhone, and even the Switch.

NatFanBoyRestricted38d ago

PSN are all casuals. Xbox live would sh1t on them

GamingIVfun37d ago

Your out of F-ing mind. Grade school twit.

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