Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid devs talked about how Sony is not opening up to cross-play and how that is affecting gamers and gaming.
Wish this game had more content, lots of potential.
Probably should be focusing on that and the quality instead of worrying about crossplay
This is such a weird situation. Shawn Layden says Sony is open to cross play and that devs just have to contact their PlayStation reps to make it happen. But devs who contact their PlayStation reps about cross play are being rejected. So far the only games that support full cross play are Fortnite and Rocket League. Every other game has been rejected. It seems like there's some disconnect or miscommunication between the higher-ups at PlayStation and the company reps.
Your Power Rangers game still sucks regardless of crossplay or not. Can't remember when we last had a good Power Rangers game. I love the Power Rangers movie game on Sega Genesis.
Again, should they do it? Yeah, but it isn't hindering gamers. Your example of a family playing fortnite all on different devices that want to play together is a pipe dream. At the most youd have 2 possibly a farfetched 3 people in a household that want to play together, and i seriously doubt they'd really be hurt by not being able to play with each other in an online game with up to 100 other people. Also why is sony the only one singled out on this when switch dropped crossplay for fortnite recently. In the real world this does not negatively affect but a very VERY small portion of people, and its only a minor negative, not a game breaker in the least. So can we please stop acting like this is somehow grinding everyones gaming fun to a hault?
It’s not that small, especially when you consider if the game is more family friendly. The kids that grow up with gaming turn into adults with families. In the past parents rarely played vg with their kids, now dads can set up networks, build PCs, have multiple consoles, a vast library, and have introduced their kids into gaming. In addition other families in the neighborhood have the same setup, and with dads encouraging it rather than like in the 80s-90s where it was frowned upon. So all of these people get on discord coordinate and play together. If there is not good family support for cross play, this group will look other places, and if it’s too inhibitive or expensive it’s easy to choose another activity like a bike ride, basketball or a board game. There is cross platform, play anywhere mp titles like Fornight, Sea of Thieves, Deep Rock Galactic, Forza, Astroneer, and more that we buy once and all of us can play together on separate accts. So this is a smaller group it is an important enough group to sell to. We have money and we have games as a hobby that are kids are now entering into as more customers. Also I’m not quite sure how you’re negatively impacted by our group lobbying to improve things, it is a deal breaker for more of us than you may know and our dollars may leave the industry which would negatively effect you. Cheers
Only reason they want crossplay is because this game is already dead what happens when you released a crap mobile game for console
I think that what you said is a point in their favor, though. Smaller games that rely on a multiplayer component for the bulk of their value are going to struggle when confined to individual platforms. There's really no reason to silo platforms from one another these days. I love my PS4, Son'ys lack of interest in supporting crossplay isn't really bothering me since I'm mostly a single player gamer (and I also play a ton on PC), but I don't really find their position of not allowing across-the-board crossplay to really be defensible in 2019.
You can't she small game as a valid reason slot of small dev teams started with a small multi-player if the game is good and decent it will get played if it's trash like in this case a mobile port to console and charge 30$ make a better game and people will play it
Not every game will be a blockbuster hit. Not all of them will develop a community on each platform. Your argument is make a better game. Let's ignore this game specifically and focus on the big picture, not just individual games. Bottom line is there's no argument to be made for keeping games restricted to one platform. Net positive keeping it restricted: none. Net positive for allowing cross platform multiplayer: more players to play with, more MP games find an audience and are given a chance to thrive, friends can play with each other while owning different consoles. Only benefits.
They will open up when competition will start coming from MMO games or when the sales of their Playstation consoles decline. Presently they are more focused about buying other entertainment companies.
The game is boring though.
Usually a developer should be worried about the quality of his/her game, not about a feature that almost no PS4 player wants. But since he's more worried about cross-play, his game is one of the worse games of this period. Great.
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