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PS4 doesnt need crossplay ...its just that simple
I agree that they don't need it, but this does make Sony look bad.
Of course they don't, i keep hearing that excuse.
It's not about needing it.. it's about having options.
Then they should stop having it with PC/Switch seeing as you say they don't need it
Gamers want it.... and you gotta admit this doesn't make sony look good. and even the normies are starting to get mad at this.
Ps4 is the ugly kid on the playground who keeps to themself.
@G3ng4r "Ps4 is the ugly kid on the playground who keeps to themself." LOL keep telling yourself THAT! the PS4 is dominating the market and has the largest player base next to PC and is doing crossplay with all other platforms sans Xbone and Switch. the PS4 is the king of the field only sharing it with the best, which is PC. Xbone and the Switch are actually the ugly and poor ones, always begging to play with the king! keep begging. if you wanna play with PS4 gamers THAT much, you should have bought the PS4 or stick with PC.
You talk like a clown so I'm not surprised how silly your opinion is.
Except I'm seeing my Twitter full of people complaining about PS4's lack of crossplay. Who doesn't need it exactly? PS4 players, or just Sony?
For the more than 80 million players lol...
the best part is the cross buy and cross saves on it. Everything goes with you from PC to Xbox to switch to mobile. That’s the future of gaming everyone was talking about during their conference. Any device anywhere, play your games
it is good for the guys making the games, is it good for the guys making the consoles? do I pay 60$ for XB live or 20$ for nintendo if I only play fortnite? If I am really cheap do I only play on mobile? It is nice to have cross play I just don't think financially it is good for the makers of a console.
Is this the first time Xbox and Nintendo have done this? Why am I wondering...who cares. The kids love it on PS4.
They also crossplay for Crazy Justice if I’m not mistaken.
rocket league pinball fx3 minecraft crazy justice ultra chess fortnite and there are a few others as well
This will definitely make Fornite bigger and more chaotic.
Bigger? there's a 100 player limit that's always full. its still gonna have the same lame ass map.
Bigger, as in the users across all platforms.
Its already big, cross play doesn't make the fanbase any bigger. Its just another way to connect.
Bigger? What?? Lol
Stop acting like crossplay is this huge game changing feature that will revolutionize gaming, and make more people play because it's not lol.
It doesn't make the total fanbase bigger, but it gives you access to a much larger piece of it. What does the total fanbase matter if you can only play with 20% of them? Bump that to 70% and all of a sudden it's a lot bigger to you, right? This game has so many players it probably doesn't matter, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
@2pacalypsenow "Its just another way to connect." And connect to a much wider audience and that is big. "Stop acting like crossplay is this huge game changing..." Wow...that escalated quickly, don't know where i said it's a huge game changing revolution but I definitely think it's a nice option for devs to have and implement if they want. @Unholy It certainly gives you a bigger player base to connect and play with than ever before and yes, a game like Fornite didn't need it but as popular as this game is now you can definitely play with whoever you like ... unless they game on PS only of course.
It means people can play with friends more easily. If you somehow think that is a bad thing than you are dumb. Also people aren't going to buy a system for one free game. So it is smart and allows smaller companies to create more access to their game. It is consumer friendly. It's a good thing.
LOL you really think most Switch gamers will play Fortnite? I'm pretty sure most of the don't care about it like every other 3rd party games on the damn thing!
Crossplay the way of the future. Wherever your loyalty lies, its the way it should be. If security is in place, let the devs handle it. Bigger pops, bigger audience, and longer lifespan. Imo
Can't agree more. Games with cross-play and cross-saves are the future. I'd also like to see cross platform purchases, even if it required an extra fee for the royalties owed to the other platforms.
Wait @ 10th rider u can use the account on PC. I use my Ps4 account on my pc all the time please dont spread miss info.
@neocores8055, Ah, I misheard then. That's my bad. Pretty lame though that you can transfer your data to PC but not to another console.
High PC vs Switch cross play.....UNFAIR. Period!!
It's kinda surprising that Sony is the one hesitant about crossplay rather than Nintendo
Why is that surprising? Nintendo is trying to establish partnerships to do anything to triumph over the failings of the Wii U. They even went so far as to sacrifice the use of their own network with Minecraft, giving Microsoft complete control over online accessibility instead. Microsoft is trying hard to one up Sony anyway they can, which is why they're pushing so hard for crossplay this generation while they shut down prospects repeatedly last gen. Although it would be nice if crossplay wasn't simply dictated by how successful the generation leader is, that just seems to be the way of it. A push for crossplay has developed as a method for those behind instead.
^Amazing the excuses that people come up with to try and use Microsoft's promotion of crossplay to paint them in a negative light.
@The 10th Rider Microsoft is just using crossplay for PR. It's a smart move, but it hardly makes them for the gamers. If the Xbox One was even close to PS4 sales numbers, I highly doubt we would be hearing much about crossplay this gen. It's literally just a marketing maneuver. I get it. I don't disparage Microsoft for it. The motivations and goals are just incredibly transparent.
Microsoft are not doing anything . Developers want crossplay and if you don't see it then you are not trying to.
@Vasto Developers can only get crossplay if the relevant company who owns a needed network agrees. Sony and Microsoft have both shutdown crossplay requests when they were otherwise sitting pretty in sales over the other. It isn't like third parties just magically decided they wanted crossplay this gen, but had no interest last gen. Are we going to forget Sony - Valve connectivity with Portal 2 last gen, for example? Sometimes I forget that the average memory where gaming is concerned only goes back about six months. It seems strangely easy to overlook what happened last gen and the clear motivations behind many actions and PR moves this gen.
@luckytrouble, Why does it matter if Microsoft opposed it in the past? Either you think that was perfectly fine then and you think it's fine for Sony to oppose it now . . . or you think Microsoft was in the wrong then, in which case Sony is in the wrong now. It's purely hypocritical to attack Microsoft's past actions on the matter while defending Sony's current stance on crossplay. Also, at the very least couldn't they let you account info transfer over? That's just petty and ridiculous and I hope Epic Games addresses it.
Why do people continue to use this lame excuse of MS pushing some PR for crossplay when it's third party developers who are requesting this feature? Every time an article appears on N4G about a third party dev explaining that Sony didn't allow crossplay for their game there seems to be this notion from some that this is PR from Microsoft to try and tarnish Sony's reputation. MS pushed for crossplay with Minecraft and succeeded with all platforms excluding PS4. That was all they were 'pushing' everything else are third party developers not associated with MS wanting this feature. "It isn't like third parties just magically decided they wanted crossplay this gen," it wasn't widely available or possible last gen for a lot of developers to implement as it is easier this gen. @The 10th Rider Agreed, people keep saying last gen, last gen, but then they also fail to remember that Sony never offered crossplay themselves to MS. The fact is MS has changed and they are definitely for crossplay across all platforms and now Sony isn't. If you feel MS was wrong then, then you should feel the same way now about Sony instead of making excuses.
WTF does MS have to do with ANY I love this considering that this is EPIC (and other devs) that are talking about crossplay with their games? So I guess these guys and folks like the Rocket League devs asking for it mentioning it our folks pushing from "behind" as well? Jesus Christ man, some of you will jump through shrinking flaming serrated hoops over a pit of genetically enhanced robot sharks if it meant defending your favorite box. @ gangsta red and 10th rider Very well said. Either both of them take share in the blame or we stop trying to laying at 1 feet. The fact of the matter is devs are pushing for this. You know, the guys who are pretty bipartisan about all this. And who's games and efforts help make BOTH of these guys consoles successful.
That's a little different, considering that Microsoft also owns Minecraft.
Really hope Sony change their mind about crossplay. Can only be good for gaming
They're not even thinking about it. Cross platform play will come next gen.
Cross platform play is already here. It’s just that Sony doesn’t want to take part in many instances.
@TheUndertaker85 Oh yeah, of course. Sometimes i forgot to specify this. Cross Plataform Play with XBox*****
For the players am I right??? Yikes...
Where is sony security?
Wow...that restriction is way worse than just cross play. You can't even link your Epic account if it's already linked to PSN. That really blows
Honestly, this issue needs more attention because that's just ridiculous.
This might be the Tempest in the teapot that causes them to change their policy. Keeping my fingers crossed.
It’s going to get a lot of attention now. Fortnite is the most popular game right now. You have a lot of pc players pissed that they linked their accounts to their ps4 just to try it out. And now they can’t play it on the switch without making a new account, losing everything. When people like Greg miller are calling them out people will notice and talk about it.
For Sony next gen maybe, no impossible. I mean with all players from X1, PC, Switch and Mobile they will barely equal to PS4 player base. So why would the leading company by sooooo far would sacrfice and act noble when last gen no one care to support PS3 and till this day Microsoft refusing FFXIV!!! Companies act like cute puppies when actually from very begining they were the problem.
It seems like no one really cares...
Only people that want to point it out are those who care.
...or the myriad of people who keep coming up with excuses that aren't and all game is interest and trying to make this an issue about Microsoft/Nintendo when there are actual devs asking for this and saying they have no problem with it. Let's not forget about those guys ma'm/sir.
Jeeze.. I’m going to have to give this game a try.
Won't mobile players be destroyed? And Xbox player destroyed by PC?
It's an option, and just being on PC isn't enough to beat a skilled player, no matter the platform.
I welcome this and see no reason why it should be any other way. When we are in these 3rd party games, it's about the relationship said pub/dev has with its fans of said game...not the platform its on. Platform holders that are blocking this are anti consumer, and do not care for their userbase to fully experience said games, period. All my Xbox, PC, Nintendo gamers stand up!
You need try harder.
I dont want to cross play with pc cheaters that hacked the game, dont want to play with 30 fps 640p switch players, i like xbox.
That is an option... but also, if you have friends on PC or Switch you want to play with, you can.
Every switch owner is secretly excited for this game lol
I don't care for cross play personally. If Sony allow crossplay then fine no problems here if they don't again no problems here. However, Going by some Twitter comments if you have played the game on PS4 and want to play it on Switch you can't use the same epic account. Which to me is a issue and that needs sorting ASAP. I do put the blame on Sony and Epic for that one. Weather Sony just caves in and allows cross play or Epic fixes the account issue it needs sorting ASAP.
Sony!! How dare you not provide a feature that no one is asking for?! I'm trading in my PS4 right now!!!