Cross-platform play for games has been the dream of all games for the longest time now. Despite the open interest of the gamers in the concept, the game developers and console makes were not too keen on the idea for the longest time, until some of them relented. Cross-platform gaming has now started becoming a reality and even companies like Microsoft and Nintendo are playing along.
But the one staunch exception that we have seen yet has been Sony, and it has not budged at bit in all these years on this current subject. Over the years they have majorly been tight lipped about the reasons why with the occasional mention of preserving the quality of its platform. But now that may be on the verge of a change as pressure is mounting on the Japanese company with all its competitors going for cross-platform play.
With Sony being the last company standing in the way of total cross platform play of games like Fortnite and Rocket League. According to Eurogamer, Sony Interactive Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden, speaking at the Gamelab conference in Spain had the following thing to say when asked about cross-platform play, especially in relation to Fortnite.
“We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”
This will possibly get a lot of gamer hyped and they have every reason to be, because if Sony comes through with cross-platform play, there would be no barriers left to limit gaming.