Earlier in the year Microsoft dropped the bombshell of cross-platform play and even put forward the concept of gamers from Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network playing together. Sony responded in a general sense, but seemed to be indecisive about working with their primary competitor in the console world.
Fast forward to today and the co-creator of Xbox Ed Fries has made it known that he too is hopeful that Sony will get on board with the cross-platform play effort whilst in an interview with IGN.
“I hope that Sony is going to respond. It’s good to see some of the war kind of ramping down; more respect and cooperation between those two groups,” Fries said. “I’m very optimistic for the future of both companies.”
As of yet there are no Xbox One games that have cross-play functionality with the PS4, but that is not to say that the interest from developers is not there. Psyonix, the company behind the highly successful car football game Rocket League, could be the first if it were ever alive. Psyonix has said that it’s not technical issues holding them back but the politics between Microsoft and Sony.
“The only thing we have to do now is sort of find out where we stand politically with everyone, and then it’s full steam ahead to finish the solution that we’ve already started,” the team said.
Does the idea of playing alongside and against Playstation gamers get you excited, or does your loyalty to the Xbox make you hope it never happens? Don’t forget to leave a comment!