PlayStation boss explains why people aren't allowed to play with friends on other consoles

Xbox players can currently play with those on Switch, for instance – but nobody can play with those on PlayStation.


So the original source is now cited and the title's washed to an inoffensive, antiseptic sheen (by another mod/admin), with the Windowscentral link submitted as an alt source (by me).

I apologize for not jumping on this properly late last night. I preemptively focused on discussion and didn't go after report-worthy issues in a hasty manner. --coolbeans

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PoopsMcGee1849d ago

"Sony plans on keeping its network closed off from others."

Good. Bring on the dislikes but I'd rather have online multiplayer keep at least some of it's integrity...

Hopefully this fad passes for all the companies and all will be well.

DarkVoyager1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

“PlayStation doesn't allow cross-play because its network is superior says Sony boss”

Actual quote.

“On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that's our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.”

Sony is doing great with PS4 and they offered crossplay in the past while Microsoft turned them down. You reap what you sow.

coolbeans1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

"...and they offered crossplay in the past while Microsoft turned them down. You reap what you sow."

If this is considered such a blotch on MS's past--with virtually the same reasoning proposed by THEM back then--why would any of you be fine with it now? You're trying to have it both ways.

EDIT: And why does this vendetta-reasoning actually stick? You're basically treating a console rivalry like a mob feud.

AspiringProGenji1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

It is not a vendetta. It is that Sony has as much right to refuse as MS did before.

Jinger1849d ago

Sony never reached out to MS for cross play. MS turned down a couple dev requests because they didn't want to jeopardize their users connecting to an unsecured network. Then lo and behold PSN has a massive data hack...

The situation back then is nothing like it is now. Nintendo and Sony and numerous devs weren't asking MS for crossplay like you're seeing today with Sony.

Not saying Sony has to, if they want to remain stubborn than so be it, but it is hardly a "you reap what you sow" situation.

AspiringProGenji1849d ago

How convenient for them to say they don’t want to risk their network when PsN was hacked. It is not like that affects servers on PC. Besides it would have been the developers affected if anything

Demobot1849d ago

You do know that ME offered to share XBL with Sony when they released it right?

WelkinCole1849d ago

@coolbeans. Show me articles after articles showing how PS fans were angry when MS shut down cross play with PSN last gen when they were ahead.

Point is literally no PS fan gave a fu*k last gen. Same with media.

Now I can't stop laughing at all the crybabies now.

Obscure_Observer1849d ago


"Sony is doing great with PS4 and they offered crossplay in the past while Microsoft turned them down."

Sony actually never state that they wanted crossplay between Xbox and Playstation.

"You reap what you sow."

Yeah. It works both ways and you know that. Seems like Sony is back at their arrogant ways and i hope their current stance don´t turn back on them in the future

Sitdown1849d ago


Do you even pay attention to the stuff you say? If literally no ps fan cared about crossplay, who was there a push last generation? Are you saying that the developers and workers at Sony are not even fans of their console 5 years ago. I mean if you want to defend your stance, at least do it without trying to be extreme with blatant lies.

gamer78041849d ago

The difference is Microsoft has learned from their mistakes and changed course for the better while Sony is not learning and digging their heels in to their detriment.

timlot1849d ago

"Sony is doing great with PS4 and they offered crossplay in the past while Microsoft turned them down. You reap what you sow."

Always bringing up Microsoft as if Nintendo isn't doing crossplay too.

Imalwaysright1849d ago

"while Microsoft turned them down"

I have no idea why this lie keeps getting spread here. You guys can repeat that as many times as you want but you'll only fool the sheep that wants to be fooled.

Aenea1849d ago

Yup, how they interpreted that quote into thinking he said the network is better is beyond me!

Skull5211849d ago

If by superior they mean a whole generation behind the competition...

tombfan1849d ago

Misleading title, like always.

DarkVoyager1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

For those in the who can’t seem to remember Microsoft not allowing cross play last generation for the same reason as Sony this generation.

"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."


Imalwaysright1849d ago


Where does it say that MS said no to Sony? Where does it say that Sony asked MS for cross play? Stop spreading lies.

Imortus_san1849d ago

You are forgetting that major blow on Sony Network that lasted almost 2 months (almost 2 months with no online) and had millions of accounts hacked, lol, don't compare PS3 garbage of online that Sony had with whats today on PS4, because they evolved a lot.

Maddens Raiders1848d ago

"EDIT: And why does this vendetta-reasoning actually stick? You're basically treating a console rivalry like a mob feud."

Because it's a mob feud. Always has been, always will be. MS has talked shit to Sony for years and years now, so Sony has been talking back.. Actually I think it's great for competition and only the most die hards of die hards would disagree. The pendulum swingeth.

NatFanBoyRestricted1848d ago

Can't wait for PSN to get hacked again.

Aenea1848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )


Okay, where is the evidence that MS asked Sony and Sony said no?


I can't wait for another red ring of death on Xboxes...

No, I do not mean that. In other words: don't be an ass....

Imalwaysright1848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )


Evidence for what? Did you see me saying that MS asked Sony for cross play? Did you see me lying? Instead of asking me for evidence to something I didn't say shouldn't you be asking DarkVoyager to back up his claims?

Teflon021848d ago

I just want to note a few things.
1. For cross play to work, someone needs to extend the hand to agree and give it the go ahead. Square Enix tried hard last Gen to get both PlayStation and Xbox to cross play because they didn't want separate servers for FFXIV. Sony was fully supportive and wanted to. So that means Sony said yes and extended their hands, Microsoft said naw. People want to pretend like crossplay doesn't have to be an agreement between companies etc. For psn and live to connect, both Sony and Microsoft need to have conversations. So yes. Microsoft was the issue as SE stated they went with playstation because MS refused crossplay.

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AspiringProGenji1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

I’m not sure what you mean with keeping its integrity or if it really matters, but if Sony doesn’t want to crossplay with Xbox then they are on their right. Take or leave it.

They have allowed crossplay with PC and Nintendo since already so saying they don’t support crossplay is false. They do. They just want to remain competitive and not give MS any of their cake, and that’s Understandable.

Emme1849d ago

You say crossplay is a threat to their market dominance and ability to stay competitive ?

gamer78041849d ago

Just because someone has a right to do something doesn't make it actually good, both in this case and in life.

fathertime44641849d ago

Sense when does Sony allow croos play with Nintendo?! They don't even allow you epic account to leave their Network

RacerX1849d ago

If it's the right move for Sony, it is their right to do so. Time will tell if this hurts Sony's baseline, but I don't think it will... unless Microsoft revolunizes gaming next Gen (which I don't see happening either)

Personally, I'd like cross play because I have several friends with PS4, it would be convenient.

Zeref1848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )

what game has crossplay with Nintendo? There aren't working with Nintendo either.

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Akarogg 1849d ago

Some of it's "Integrity"? Tf does that even mean?