Gaming

Sony Responds To Microsoft’s Invitation to Cross-Console Online Play

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/12/20/the-christmas-question-ps4-or-xbox-one/#357a595939e1 Via Forbes.com

Is there anything Rocket League can’t do?

Maybe that’s giving the hit driving/soccer game a little too much credit, but Rocket League was given a lot of the credit for convincing Microsoft to finally open up cross-platform gaming on the Xbox One. It was announced recently that Microsoft would open their system up to developers who wanted to make their games compatible with “PC and other networks.” Although they didn’t specifically mention Sony, it was implied that Playstation gamers could be included.

Now Sony has responded.

In a statement issued to Gamespot.com, Sony says they are open-minded about allowing their users to game online with people using the rival Xbox Live.

“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,” reads the statement from the corporation.

“We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”

The Playstation already supports some cross-platform gaming. Rocket League has allowed PC gamers to join Playstation gamers in online matches since it launched in 2015. The Xbox version of the game will be the first on Microsoft’s latest console to support a similar feature.

It’s still unconfirmed whether Xbox and PS4 users will ever be able to play together online, but it would be a huge step forward for the world of online gaming.

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