Cross-platform play is one of those holy grails in gaming – we’ve seen it before, rarely, but that’s mostly been limited to consoles and PC. What the fans really want is for the two dominant forces in console gaming to get together and allow gamers across the spectrum play together.
Microsoft have said they’re up for it. A number of developers have said they’re up for it. Even Psyonix, the studio behind the fantastic Rocket League, have said they could make it happen within hours of the ok. There’s only one thing holding it all back: Sony.
Now, in an interview with IGN, Sony’s marketing head, Jim Ryan, was asked about the possibility of turning cross-platform play into a standard.
According to Ryan:
There’s been a lot of noise about this recently. There were certain statements made at E3. But our position has always been that we’re receptive to this… We’re completely open to this. It’s really down to the developer and publisher of a certain game to come and talk to us and we’re ready to have that conversation.
Encouragingly, that’s not a flat-out, and, in fact, puts the onus on the studios to make the approach. So can we expect to see cross-play coming soon? And what games would you most like to play?