A Small Mistranslation of PlayStation's Multiplatform Plans Causes Panic Among Sony Fans

A mistranslated statement by Sony's CFO and COO Hiroki Totoki about PlayStation's multiplatform plans is causing unwarranted panic among some PS5 fans.

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Sonic1881119d ago

They might be talking about Bungie's game Marathon. That game will also launch on Xbox.

Jin_Sakai119d ago

“Sony's President quote clarified, "multi-platform" means PS and PC NOT Xbox and Switch“

Everyone should’ve known this.

Abriael119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

I've read that making the rounds, but that's actually false (I believe it comes from a site doing some speculation and another site quoting it as gospel, because people nowadays can't do their job, it appears).

Totoki-san didn't issue any such clarification anywhere. He did not say anywhere or at any time that he doesn't mean Xbox and Switch.

But that's because no clarification is actually needed.

The original statement itself, if translated correctly as mentioned in the article, is pretty clear in the fact that he's focusing on PC and not other consoles.

Lightning77119d ago

That it a correct assessment yes.

Jin_Sakai119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

“Totoki-san didn't issue any such clarification anywhere. He did not say anywhere or at any time that he doesn't mean Xbox and Switch.“

He also didn’t say anywhere that he did mean Xbox or Switch.

Einhander1972118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Typical, you write an article that correctly states that he is talking about PC, then you go directly into the comments to misinform people about what you just wrote.

And you're not the only person who can read Japanese. He does not say anything about xbox or Switch in the entirety of his message. You are just saying what you want to hear and what you want people to think.

The Microsoft agents on the web are going hard into a pressure campaign to manipulate the messaging in Microsoft favor.

Abriael118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

@Einhander1972: You don't seem to be able to read English considering that you appear to have completely misread my comment.

Read it again. Slowly. You literally repeated what I said and then said I'm wrong lol.

You really should chill, being a console warrior is unhealthy. Makes you see "agents" of the "enemy" in every shadow. 😂

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darthv72119d ago

After Sony changed their mind on PC support... guess we can truly never say never.

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tehpees3119d ago

The question that people should be asking is will publishing on rival consoles really be the ONLY thing Microsoft do that Sony don’t?

Sony have followed in Microsoft’s footsteps (and I will remind people I think it’s a mistake but the fact is they ARE doing it) every step of the way. They did cross gen exclusives. Then they did PC releases. Then day 1 PC releases in this case and seriously with how Helldivers did you can’t expect them to keep their word on not doing day 1 PC games now.

I believe Sony will be watching how it works for Microsoft and if they see their fanbase accepting it they’ll start doing it.

Reaper22_119d ago

That's false. He didn't say that. I've noticed that you like to input your own version of a made up fact. Sony has already brought games to PC so it makes no sense for them to announce it. They will be putting more games than MLB The Show on xbox in the future. They'll be doing similar things that Microsoft are doing. The only difference is that Microsoft is telling us now. Sony is doing to slowly spill it...lol

XiNatsuDragnel119d ago

Yes they'll do pc not day 1 it's a stagger release which imo is cooler than day1.

XiNatsuDragnel119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

Who knows? Maybe but if it's so I'll go buy pc and switch and won't get a ps6 simple I'll save money long term doing that. If not then good for me, my goal is a reason to buy a console still. Exclusives is a reason because it's a justifiable and substantial argument that I follow. This modern argument everyone should play games everywhere essentially go pc because everything is a pc these days. So I'm going to root with that logic.

anast119d ago

"get a ps6 simple"

If you don't mind eating $1600 in cost to play those games.

XiNatsuDragnel119d ago

Actually my pc was 800 when I was bought and it plays most amazingly so yes you're right on expenses but for Me I'm going pay another 200 for new parts and it's been decade so yeah I'm Gucci @anast.

anast119d ago

"was 800 when"

I am 100% certain your $800 doesn't run like a PS5 and it definitely doesn't run like a PS6

XiNatsuDragnel118d ago


That was 10 years ago it beyond ps4 back then now I'll get parts for 200 to upgrade it to be beyond ps5/6. Again pc isn't super expensive it depends on rig and type of rig you want.

anast115d ago

"That was 10 years ago it beyond ps4 back then now I'll get parts for 200 to upgrade it to be beyond ps5/6"

Everyone on this site knows that's not true.

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cwningen118d ago

How exactly is a stagger release cooler than day 1?
Surely it's a win for all gamers to be able to be given choice of what platform to play their games on, the very day that game releases? While creating healthier online playerbases as you're reaching audiences that don't own your system of choice?

In an ideal world, Halo would be on Playstation, Mario would be on PC and Kratos would be on the Xbox. And as a gamer if you wanted to play Halo on the PC instead? More power to you, that's great and we can enjoy the game at the same time through simultaneous releases.

XiNatsuDragnel118d ago

Fair point for me I rather have incentive to get a platform that's why I got switch because they have what I wanted exclusives to keep investing into there ecosystem but you're utopia wise we'll have everything on one platform than industry stagnates again.

Asterphoenix119d ago

The focus is PS and PC for GAAS/Multiplayer titles. Which has been clarified or a year or 2 later for single player titles for PC after the PS5 version. Bungie is an exception it had a agreement with Sony in regards of Xbox release and similar with MLB The Show to keep the licenses.

Other than that it's pretty much the strategy hasn't changed. Usually Sony have been quiet and when they clarify a situation they do.

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