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Will Cross-Play Hurt the Future of the PlayStation Brand

On this week's episode of The Trophy Room hosts Joseph and Kyle, welcome Patrick of Nintendo to the show. The gang talks about Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy's success on the Nintendo Switch, whether or not there is a true hunger for the return of the mascot platformers. The gang weighs in on whether or not cross play is really as big of a deal as Microsoft and Nintendo lead on. Whether cross play, can help the next generation of Xbox and Nintendo an edge over Sony's next PlayStation. Shuehei Yoshida, talks about the company's mistakes with there previous line up, Blizzard's Overwatch Charity makes a big impact for a great cause, and Fortnite's marketing is invading the real world.

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SuperSonic91130d ago

Its a Nintendo podcast so its expected sour graping

Skull521130d ago

No, but lack of crossplay will

Skull521130d ago

Because you people can't criticize the PS4 is why you'll never get a PS5. You're going to get a PS4 Pro 2.0 that is just the PS4 with more powerful hardware, you'll get no evolution in the system because you've been very vocal that the PS4 is already perfect in every way.

naruga130d ago

how can hurt it if it cannt touch it???

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TheGoodestBoi130d ago

@Skull
"You're going to get a PS4 Pro 2.0 that is just the PS4 with more powerful hardware,"
That is a tad hyperbolic, the system is built by Sonys R&D which includes consulting with studios on what they're requirements would be. It is not designed by the fambase

darthv72129d ago

i'd say no, this will not hurt the brand. It would be nice if they decided to embrace that change but PS gamers will be fine playing with themselves.

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blackblades130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

That's what I said when I seen the title. Best thing to do is to ignore these topics and let them fade away.

cyber_daemonx130d ago

@fallen, not to mention boring as hell too yawn.

lxeasy130d ago

Sony should just do what's right for us gamers and give us cross play.

TheEnigma313130d ago

Sony is a business. They're on top and don't need to help nintendo and MS feed off of their base.

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Lockdown555130d ago

Dang straight, how is Sony so anti consumer when they started this gen the complete opposite. Really wish my PS4 had more features not less...

TheCommentator129d ago

Agreed. Sony should allow console crossplay and reverse the damage already being done to their brand image.

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emiyaxtousaka130d ago

Yes it will. The backlash is enormous. Deserved or not they’ve made their own bed

OB1Biker130d ago

That's hyperbolic really.
Any way Sawn Layden promised an opening somehow and I believe there's going to be some sort of cross play announcement next year

What's astonishing is that's become a trend all of a sudden, literally out of nowhere.

Transporter47130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

If Soiny does XPlay, they will do it with PS5 in order to all start in the same place. If they do it now, they just lose potential customers.

OB1Biker130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

S Layden did say cross play is more than just a few games. A general opening at the start of a new gen makes more sense and more beneficial for the community. I just hope the press push for the real thing then (when a new gen is announced) like they should have done at the beginning of this gen.
The little 'outrage' attitude for a few games, all of a sudden, are just hypocritical.

Dark_Knightmare2130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

Lol no it’s not what you think n4g host the majority of console owners news flash they don’t not even close

cyber_daemonx130d ago

@emiy, what backlash? Lmfao.

GTgamer130d ago

Where? 😂😂😂 The backlash so big that Ps4 are still flying off the shelves

rainslacker129d ago

The backlash is overstated and manufactured.

Fixed that for you.

Trust me, the number of people that would allow lack of cross play to affect their console purchase numbers in the hundredths of a percent of the total user base. Even if it was a consideration, what would choosing a console that allows it really achieve, when you still couldn't get cross play with another console which you may not buy that doesn't have it. Particularly when said console still allows you to have cross play with other systems that aren't consoles.

It's not like many games support cross play anyways, and to date, the inclusion or lack thereof of cross play has never been a major, if any, factor in people buying a game. No one brought a PS2/3/4 for PC cross play. No one didn't buy a 360 because it didn't support cross play. It's extremely unlikely that this current "backlash" will amount to anything when it comes to sales, because to date, it hasn't, and those that didn't care before, still don't care, those that do care either already play on other systems or don't care enough to use it as a deciding factor.

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Skankinruby130d ago

Lol no...it won't. The only thing that will be 'hurt' are the reputations of journalists who cling to this nonsense. This will be a dead subject in a matter of months.

OB1Biker130d ago

They all pat themselves in the back for some juicy topic to write about. There's no reputation to be hurt. Writing nonsense is what they do for a living.

TGG_overlord130d ago

Who even started this subject in the first place? Because now it's all over the place...

rainslacker129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

I wish that were true, but this topic has been going on for a couple years now. Since the Rocket League dev decided it was Sony's fault for denying cross play on his game. Spencer from MS decided to latch onto that brief outrage of it's loyal fans to try and garner some good will, and it's been ongoing ever since. It just blew up more now that MS finally has some games which are cross play with Switch.

This issue really isn't about cross play though. It's about cross play with other consoles. Sony already supports it with PC, so there is no issue there. Sony is just preventing it with other consoles right now.

This is unlikely to just go away, although I expect the articles to become less frequent over time. It'll flare up every time a new game comes out support it, kind of like we see with X1X games getting enhancements for multi-plat games. Basically, whenever it is a good way to make Sony look bad, which is about all this amounts to for the time being.

ThatGuyDart130d ago

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

That should cover the inevitable next 30 submissions asking this same stupid question.

bluefox755130d ago

Nope, people outside of n4g simply don't care, sorry. People buy the console with the best games, not the most features. That's just the way it is regardless of how loyalists feel about it.

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