I Saw the PlayStation 3 Wired to Play Against an Xbox 360, but You Won’t

Kotaku - I'm supposed to be telling you about a new video game called Defiance, but... I have to tell you something else: I saw one guy controlling the game on an Xbox 360. Another was playing in on a PlayStation 3.

But they were playing the same game, on their two distinct consoles, with each other.

I thought the cool thing about Trion's upcoming shooter-MMO Defiance was that the players of the console and PC game will somehow affect what happens on a related SyFy channel TV show.

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-Mezzo-2253d ago

Cool, I would love to se cross platform play in the next generation. If it's not there i would seriously be disappointed.

rabidpancakeburglar2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Then get ready for disappointment as Microsoft don't seem to be interested in any way with working with the competition.

I know but sony are in some cases allowing cross platform with the pc with this (link below) and portal 2 being examples.

"Sony, along with developers CCP announced that upcoming FPSMMO DUST 514 will be coming to the PS3 as an exclusive title, and aside from being free-to-play, it will also feature cross-platform online play with EVE Online players on the PC since the two universes are closely linked together."

EYEamNUMBER12253d ago

sony is just as uninterested in working with microsoft as well

WildArmed2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

It'd be funny if Valve is the one that pulls it off.

They have a way w/ both companies.
Hopefully MS becomes a tad lenient on Valve so we can have PC-PS3-360 love.
And possibly the Wii-U in the mix too!

I don't think it'll ever be fully implemented. But we may see it here and there down the road.

RememberThe3572253d ago


I actually read an interview a couple of years ago with Yoshia and he said he would be interested in cross platform play but that he didn't think MS would be interested.

I wish I could find the interview so it's wouldn't just be hearsay.

gamingdroid2253d ago

MS did cross platform play 4 years ago with Shadowrun between Xbox 360 and PC. Didn't seem people were interested then though....

UltimateIdiot9112253d ago

One failure does not constitute that people aren't interested. FFXI seems to do fine with crossplat. Also, perhaps no one was interested in Shadowrun not so much as the crossplat feature.

Solid_Snake-2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

microsoft will rarely go x-plat with pc as they have a market place on there. microsoft aint just gonna let you play with steam users when they are there main competitors on the pc. sony have nothing to do with pc's aside from there over priced vio. with GFWL i can voice chat with my friends on xbox live where as the ps3 can barely do chat on its own console....problem solved.

@gamingdroid....shadowrun was rubbish on both platforms thats why it failed. its not that people arnt interested in x-play its the fact that game stunk.

EDIT: until i see this game in motion i do not believe this guy at all.

EDIT+1: after reading all the comments from the link provided to the kotaku site i can clearly see its a PS3 fanboy proper but hurters saying that X-game chat doesnt bother them as they tried xbox once and got called racist names and gays and sold it the next day (lies) sounds like another day on sure your not sister companies.

Sevir042253d ago

Mon 20 Jun 2011 5:46 PM
Yeah, this isn't particularly new. Burnout Paradise supported cross-platform PS3 vs. 360 multiplayer up until a few short weeks before release, at which point Microsoft forced Criterion to remove the feature. It's nice to hear another developer clearing the air about it, though.

Essentially, it seems like Microsoft believes that cross-platform multiplayer would allow their paying customers to realize that there are free alternatives out there that offer the same experience without the cost, and the last thing they want is for their customers to start questioning the worth of the LIVE service. Too bad they keep jacking up the price and adding nothing of use to justify it."

Sony is definately open to the idea otherwise they wouldn't have had the steam deal with valve or the EVE and dust thing at E3... as it stand MS just doesn't like the idea, and as this user on Kotaku has stated, MS doesn't want to risk its coustomers question the worth of paying for Live when a rival network offers the same thing for for free should cross platform play ever occur!

SilentNegotiator2253d ago

"I would love to se cross platform play in the next generation"

The likelihood of that happening is about 0. Microsoft and Sony would NOT be happy about their consoles interacting.

NiKK_4192252d ago

I would love to see cross platform with the next consoles, that way you won't feel forced to get a console just because that is the one your friend has, but sadly, I don't think it will happen

lil Titan2252d ago

if this game is good i can already see the top clan names being something like "PS3 Smashers" and "360 Stompers" easy

AdventShadow012252d ago

I could have sworn someone was interviewing Microsoft about the subject and the Guy said all sony has to do is give them a call but until then buy a Xbox. I think it was hiphop gamer interviewing some dude from M$.

NoobSessions2252d ago

You are aware that the Xbox 360 has games with crossplatform online play with PC?

Dee_912252d ago

@rabidpancakeburglar llol you said that like sony and microsoft never worked together

rabidpancakeburglar2252d ago

How the hell did you get that from what I wrote?

What I said is that at the current moment microsoft aren't willing to work with other console makers to allow cross platform gaming.

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Perjoss2253d ago

This story is obviously fake! if this really did happen then why didn't the entire universe explode?

ChrisW2253d ago

Some people buy games for specific consoles because they want to play with their friends. Or sometimes they buy two copies. It would be awesome to see a game that is cross console.

Then again the fanboys would be cussing at each other like crazy over the chat. And would probably ultimately ruin the game.

UltimateIdiot9112253d ago

I see it as a good place for fanboys to settle their dispute and blow steam. Argue over some forum. Run the game, and duke it out playing on the console which they believe they hold better superiority.

ChrisW2253d ago

True. But that's still a long shot.

However, try putting the Taliban and the Westboro Baptists in the same room and try asking them to settle their dispute without killing each other. Of course in that case, both killing each other wouldn't be a bad thing.

TheDivine2252d ago

Id love a big fps mmo like mag where one side is ps3 and one is 360. It would be epic. Ps3 has some hardcore mag/kz3 players but 360 has the halo/cod champs so it would def be interesting.

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frostypants2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

Cross platform play is a laugher from a technical standpoint, since platform differences have no real impact on network communications. If MS or whoever else must resort to closing this off to maintain any kind of product differentiation, then there's something very wrong. So much for relying on innovation and exclusive titles, I guess...

But then I must ask this: if Sony continues to open up to cross-platform gaming with the PC, and MS still refuses to play ball, won't that become a MAJOR shortcoming for them? They'll have put themseves out on an island.

xCaptainAmazing2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

But what about PS and Nintendo? Before you go all crazy, think about it. Sony has shown that they are willing to allow 3rd party services supplementary to their own, like Steam, to allow cross platform play between users.

Nintendo's new online infrastructure has few details, but what all the developers can confirm is that it is the most open of all of them, allowing third parties to do what they please.

If it happens between CONSOLES, I expect it to be between these two first. Nintendo and Sony really don't have anything to lose, as their model for basic online play will probably remain free. They also have plenty of exclusive titles to keep their platform identity.

MS arguably has the best third party support out there right now. If they return to their roots a bit and focus on securing some more titles like they did in the past, they could be there as well. If they keep requiring a subscription fee, all they will need to do is make sure they keep their online feature set superior and attractive (read WORTHWHILE). After that, I don't see why they wouldn't dive into this as well.

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Tank_Commander_E62253d ago

Aww so does that mean that I won't get a chance to play with 12yr old little brats?

CrazyForGames2253d ago

go play any game online they aren't that hard to find

Tank_Commander_E62253d ago

I play on the PS3 and rarely do I come across those squeaky annoying little voices.

theonlylolking2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Tank_Commander_E6 is right. You rarely come across one unless you are playing COD, even then they are not as bratty as those kids on XBL.

On topic
Here's a Microsoft spokesperson saying "no," while promoting how awesome the Xbox 360's online service is: "Xbox Live delivers the best entertainment experience unmatched by anyone else, with 35 million actively engaged members. We have a high level of expectation for our game developers to ensure that all Live experiences remain top notch. Because we can't guarantee this level of quality, or control the player experience on other consoles or gaming networks, we currently do not open our network to games that allow this cross-over capability."

PSN has just as good if not better quality than XBL and it is free. M$ is the problem with gaming and they hold back innovation.

CrazyForGames2253d ago

i play on both the ps3 and the 360 and they are both there no difference

the majority of them are on COD but they are both equally there on both consoles

JasonPC360PS3Wii2253d ago

I bet it's kinda hard to hear voices at all over PSN. I mean with no cross game chat and getting hacked all the time.

frostypants2252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

The funny part is allowing Live players to play against PSN gamers would have almost zero impact on the Live experience, especially if they maintain the ability to block unliked players, and even that is a minor thing. Their whole "maintaining quality" argument is pure spin. They could even easily give gamers the OPTION to play only against people from Live.

TheDivine2252d ago

Thats a myth little brats are on ps3 as much its just nobody has mics so you cant talk w them. Its all cod anyways despite the system.

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Fallouts2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

unless you got your 360 a few hours ago you should have a robust list of friends to play with..

but hey if you still find your self playing with little kids, then that must say something about you, no?!

ChrisW2253d ago


BTW, for those who don't like hearing kids voices, mute them. It isn't difficult!