An accountant by profession, but my knack for Movies and Gaming has never left the soul. Consider myself to be an old soul when it comes to playing games.I have a huge knack for fast cars and that is why i love Forza and NFS series. However i like to take out my frustration by killing zombies in Dying Light. A die heart fan of Call of Duty franchise. Gladiator & The Shawshank Redemption are eternal love and these are just the tip of the iceberg.
This has always been a point of debate between every kind of gamer. Everyone has there own stance on the topic. Recently this debate got more heat when Sony’s Kenichiro Yoshida took a stance in IFA conference in Berlin, on not allowing Sony And Xbox’s Cross-play or even Nintendo Switch. He said that the PlayStation network is the best and the PlayStation is the best place to play.
This issue came under the light when Sony did not allow Fortnite players to cross-play between platforms. In reply to this statement by Sony’s head, Xbox’s engineering lead Mike Ybarra, on his official Twitter said these words about the Sony And Xbox’s Cross-play situation.
Sony still isn’t listening to gamers. All games should be cross-play and progression with the right input flexibility and gamer options.
No doubt, Sony is on top of the sales chart but this should not have been the reason to stop cross-play. We now live in a world which is very closely and deeply woven together. Keeping such kind of discrimination will not only hurt the players all around the world but also Sony’ s reputation.
When it was pointed out to Ybarra that sony is outselling the Xbox for quite some time now, Ybarra said that they have a larger footprint as they work on two platforms Xbox and PCs.
We run Windows and Console, Larger gaming audience who wants to play together. Gaming is diverse, if you only serve to bring joy to part of an audience then you are behind in many, many ways.
Sony’s Yoshida also said these words at IFA Conference,
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.
He also added that Sony supports PS4 and PC cross-play, anything else in the future will be “decided, based on what is the best user experience.” He also complimented the healthy competition between Xbox and Nintendo.
This point cannot be ignored that Sony does have a large volume of users, and these users do not have a huge demand for cross-play. If Sony does allow cross-play this move will be widely appreciated and will be viewed as a consumer-friendly step.