The news of cross-network play for Xbox One delighted gamers around the world, but don’t forget it takes two to tango (as they say). While Microsoft can make things work for Xbox One and Windows PC, what does Sony have to say about the PlayStation 4 side of things?
Speaking with Gamespot, a Sony rep explains that the idea’s not a new one:
PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.
Don’t be too worried about the fact the statement doesn’t specifically mention Microsoft or Xbox – Chris Charla’s original announcement didn’t mention Sony or PlayStation, either.
In addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well.
This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks–including other consoles and PC networks.
As mentioned, Sony has already implemented cross-platform play on a number of games – the list includes Rocket League, which has always allowed PSN players to compete against those using Steam. With Microsoft unveiling plans to let Xbox One and Steam gamers to play with each other, fingers crossed the final barrier – Xbox One vs PS4 – will be crossed at the same time.