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Sony Wants to Support Cross-Play More, PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Says

After being one of the slowest to adopt cross-play, Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan has said the company wants more cross-platform multiplayer for PlayStation games.

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Petebloodyonion42d ago

From the article
"There is also the recent issue with Gearbox and Borderlands 3, as Gearbox president Randy Pitchford recently tweeted out that cross-play would be coming to all platforms except Playstation consoles.

To that, Ryan said he didn't want to talk about a "live business issue with a long-standing partner," but noted "our policies are consistent across all of the publishers.""

I guess what Jim means is we're all about crossplay as long as our partner gives us money.

gamer780441d ago

Yup money making scheme for them, for the players…. Ya right. Let the people play Jim.

VersusDMC41d ago

Let the people play bethesda games on playstation Phil.

Oh i forgot...money making schemes are only bad when Sony does it. Got it.

GamerRN41d ago

@VersusDMC

Do you think they will let Xbox players get Spiderman, God of War and Uncharted?

No?

Then why the hell would Bethesda give games to PlayStation?

They were purchased, just like Insomniac, and you have to accept it.

gamer780441d ago (Edited 41d ago )

@VersusDMC that's not even close to being the same thing and you know it, (see GamerRN reply). I don't expect Sony to give first party games to other platforms either. It would be nice if they enabled crossplay at the developers discretion without the need for them to pay Sony.

Michiel198941d ago

their crossplay payment scheme leaking during the epic vs apple lawsuit also didnt help either.

Orchard42d ago

Not charging for it would be a good starting point.

neutralgamer199241d ago

Maybe you should look into the fact why they charge and you may be surprised to find out that even Microsoft charges for cross play when items are bought on another platform and used on Xbox

Orchard41d ago

@neutralgamer1992 Source?

I’ve worked on multiple cross play games and have never once heard of MS charging for it.

Imortus_san41d ago

Last time I saw Sony chaege for cross-play, so this is pep talk.

locomorales41d ago

Of course they do. They make money from it.

neutralgamer199241d ago

Every platform that allows cross play makes money from it but the way they make the money is all the same. If I bought some skins for fortnite on PlayStation and then I was using them on Cross play playing against Xbox gamers that's where Microsoft wants money and the same thing goes for Sony they're allowing gamers to play so they want money

Orchard41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

This is factually incorrect. Sony is the only company charging for cross-play scenarios like the above.

Also, obviously if others were charging too, he would’ve simply deflected and said “we are in line with other consoles/platforms” not “we treat every publisher the same”.