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You might play with people on the Xbox one in some games, not a tough concept
I don't see sony doing it.. They already do it with PC.. Microsoft are beyond desperation with xbox one right now.. So having gamers be able to play with their ps4 friends while not having to buy a ps4? I doubt it It's a PR move by Microsoft.. Ps4 has double the install base of xbox one therefore its more than likely your friend owns a ps4..to play with them you need a ps4..why would sony eradicate that factor? Interesting to see how this plays out.. Will sony give in to Microsoft's desperation and lose some sales, or stick the middle finger up to Microsoft's desperation and take a hit in the PR department?
I swear, me and you think a lot alike.. I was thinking the same exact thing last night when I first heard this news. Sony is the market leader and while the Xbox One is doing really good sales wise that still doesn't change the fact that the sales gap is damn near 2 to 1. Since PS4 has many more sales most peoples friends are on PS4 and people will be more inclined to get a PS4 since their friends are on it. Sony has the advantage over Microsoft in that aspect and enabling crossplay with Xbox One would only weaken and limit that advantage because some people might be less inclined to get a PS4 if they know they could play their Call of Duty's, Madden's, GTA's, NBA 2K's, etc with friends on PS4 without owning a PS4. Sony is the market leader so they have more to lose by enabling crossplay between Xbox and PlayStation than Microsoft does. Now as a consumer, I'd love crossplay to be enabled between both platforms. It's a very consumer friendly move but I'm only pointing out why Sony may not want to include it and why it doesn't make sense for them business wise.
Again with another article questioning Sony while praising MS for "innovating" something they hampered? I mean, Sony may still be as negative in regards to cross play with the Xbox as vocal as MS have been about it in general, but there are more instances of PS3 cross play with PC than there were with the 360. Yet once again MS announces something and they're somehow the leading influence.
Reminds me of how the Ps2 had the Eyetoy then the Ps3 launched with the PsEye. Then later down the road xbox got kinect and people thought it was so amazing..lol But then they acted like the PsEye was copying kinect..LMFAO
Why have there been only a handful of PS4/PC cross play games? If Sony has been this great champion of cross platform play then what has stopped them from CoD PC vs PS4? Or Battlefield? There are so many games that have nothing to do with MS which Sony could have actively pursued cross play in. Now that MS are being aggressive about opening up their network for cross play with PC suddenly Sony has always had it
It's up to the specific game devs to implement it, not Sony. Sony allows it but doesn't enforce it.
its called the game developers. SOny and Microsoft can implement anything they want but if the developers dont utilize it, then its not their fault. For example PS4 to PSVita, Sony wanted crossplay, cross save, cross buy for most ps4 games. But if the game developers dont use it then how is it Sony's fault?
It's also on the the devs to implement cross-play, use your head, it'll help.
You want gamepad users to go up against mouse and keyboard players? are you new to video games or something?
No one is praising sony as champion of cross play stop twisting people's words, it's people praising MS for finally doing something they were preventing. People are acting like MS is doing something great and innovative and is ahead, all these "the balls in Sonys court now" or "MS pushing innovation this gen" comments are ridiculous, Sony has been far more open with cross play than MS, that's the point.
May be a bit soon to say they're being aggressive. All they've done is make an announcement, gave an invitation, and said which game will support it first. The announcement was for PR gain. nothing wrong there since it is a highly requested feature, and they'd want people to know about it. Open invitation was to put the final result into Sony's hands, making them look like the bad guy should they refuse...which could be understandable if they refuse for petty reasons. Beyond that, it's the 3rd party dev/s that will make it happen, because cross network play won't apply to Sony or MS published exclusives anyhow. All the console makers have to do is provide the protocols to the developer to make it work.
Its means.. more 5hit talking more mic muting more sore losers ddos'ing each others network more bad netcode from devs(cough DICE) Although it would be nice if it could bring the communities together in friendly competition, but i dont have enough faith in that happening. Question is, does the risks outweigh the rewards? or vice versa
It just means even more potential cross platform play
PS3 and PS4 already have cross platform games with PC, fact not fiction and has for a long time. It's new to Xbox not Playstation.
Didn't Neverwinter on the original Xbox have cross play with PC?
True that, fanboys are acting as if MS has invented cross-play, hilarious. Cross-buy, cross-play are things sony has been doing for years now.
No Neverwinter is not cross play between Xbox One and PC.
No its not new to xbox as they did it with a game called shadowrun like others have said and thats a fact , funny how people want to pretend that only sony have done it
There are way more cross platform games on Playstation consoles. Also Sony had mentioned being open to cross platform multiplayer on consoles quite a while back, mentioning then that it was up to the publishers and developers. The problem is fanboys and some media are acting like this is a new thing when it's been around for a long time and much more so on Playstation than Xbox.
Why are the media portraying MS as some sort of revolutionary in this regard? Every Network has been openly accepting of Cross Play...every Network except MS/Xbox Live. It is MS who are LATE to the Party ... /
That is what is amusing to me. At least it good to see MS follow sony's lead in "Revolutionizing" cross-buy and cross-play.
Sony's never allowed PSN to play with Live.
Not true. http://kotaku.com/final-fan... "The policy has not changed on Microsoft's side," Yoshida told RPGSite. "The main reason from our side is that I don't want the community to be divided; to be split into two or more. For example, one player might be on the PC version, another might be on the PS4 version, and I'm playing the Xbox version - but we're not able to join the same game servers. That is just... I just don't like the idea. I disagree with it." Sony didn't mind communication across all three platforms. However Microsoft's previous policies didn't allow that to happen. Sony were not the ones with the barrier.
Final Fantasy XI proves your statement is false.
it also means you can pick whatever system you like and still be able to play with your friends. I know a lot of people that wanted the Xbox one but, got the PS4 because they wanted to play online with their friends.
@itsmebryan Yes of course, that must be the reason PS4 has outsold Xbox One by 20 million or so .... All because MS didn't offer Cross Play with PS4, so a lot of Gamer's were reluctantly forced to buy a PS4. Yeah, that's it dude ...gosh, you're a freekin' genius dude /s
So you're denying the fact SOME people choose one console over the other do to friends?
So now this opens a window opportunity for trash talking about rival consoles while in-game. Great. As if it wasnt bad enough with the whinney kids and douchebags i encounter, now iintroducing a new breed of douches who exchange comments at each others rival consoles. All this just means more muting/blocking/ignore duty for players to do. If only this actually brought the two communities together to play nice as intended but sadly we all know thats not how the world works be it reality or online. Waste of investment, should spend the time in securing servers more and maintaining stability for games and prevent hacking like psn was breached.
I doubt too many games will utilize this feature.. Surely not AAA games but you never know later down the line..
Funny how this has got a tone like if MS is the precursor of cross play when Sony has been doing this since the PS3. This may be new to Xbox but not for Playstation.
It is very simple. It would mean more people to play against. Plus some multiplayer titles will die off a lot less quickly. Even though the idea is not new. I welcome being able to play against XB1 players while am on PS4. However going by Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline online stats in the last 24 hours. It is PC and XB1 players that will benefit the most. In the past 24 hours on PS4 BF4 had almost 34k players and Hardline had almost 10k players. On PC BF4 had almost 29k players and on Hardline 2k players. On XB1 BF4 20k players and hardline had 7k players. This is just a example am not saying every game is like this. But going by the above it would be XB1 and PC players benefiting from cross play the most. Even though PS4 would also see some benefit having a extra few thousand players to play against.
Reading this making Microsoft look like they are the first company to do cross-play when it was Sony that did it first. Silly Xbox fanboys! they are new to this, not PlayStation. LOL
I honestly thought that I may come in here and see a positive reaction for once. This is a feature that so many people thought would never be possible (between Xb and PS), this is huge news, its breaking down major walls. i really thought that "gamers" might actually have a conversation about the possibilities of playing with friends on other systems. I was wrong, I should have know what site I was on. The only thing that people care about it that Sony did it first so nobody cares, I don't want to play with Xbots anyway, sony is killing it they don't need any help blah blah blah. Nobody in this comment section is a real gamer if you cannot recognize the significance of the announcement . It should not matter ONE bit who gets the credit, all that should matter is the fact that you can "possibly" share great times with your friends and family regardless of your console preference. I should have know people care more about a companies image than they care about actual gaming . I'll never understand why people cannot admit when something is good, its worse that the damn US political race on this website, its sad that people have turned a great hobby into this childish sub culture that it has become. Have fun with your pissing contest guys...
In a perfect world this would be great. But the chances of encountering anyone online who is like minded like you are about being so civil online is like encountering a unicorn whilst on the way to finding the end of a rainbow. Sadly theres more douchebags and trolls when playing online than people like you. The inevitable fact is this will cause more grief reporting than fun for players. The irrelevance of which console is better or who is a scrub on what game for losing is because they own which rival console will be a constant topic and old tune we will hear through in-game chat, in some cases probably in hate/voice/mail form as well. Metaphorically speaking They are going to open a very big can of worms and these worms do big shits so its going to stink and linger.
You said it, and your probably right. Its a damn shame too man. Maybe it because im 35, I guess I'm old, i dont know man, we didn't complain so damn much in the early years of gaming. There we're some fan boys wars but the damn internet really magnified it. Oh well, at least I know there are SOME good folks out there like yourself. I know myself and my friends who are PS guys will really enjoy this feature and we'll definitely be using it when it happens. Stay righteous man!!
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