Games such as “Minecraft” and “Rocket League” receive cross-play support that allows players to compete against each other on the platforms PC, switch and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 remains outside. This theme was devoted to Sony Jim Ryan in a recent interview.
Since the press conferences on the E3 2017 we know that “Minecraft” and “Rocket League” will offer a cross-play between the platforms PC, Switch and Xbox One. The consoles of Sony remain outside, but this does not mean that the developers of the games have a dislike for the PlayStation 4. Instead, Sony refuses to open its own hardware for game sessions with gamers on other consoles.
Why this is so, Sony’s Jim Ryan has revealed in a conversation with the Eurogamer editors – at least he tried: “It is certainly not that we basically have something against it, we have already done it in the past I’m not sure if it’s a commercial thing between us and other stakeholders, so I will not go into the details, and I can see how you roll your eyes. ”
Jim Ryan did not want or could name a real reason. Ultimately, he tried to justify the opening up of other platforms to the protection of minors. Since even Nintendo is on board, which places a special value on the protection of young players, these words are not convincing. Ultimately, the PlayStation players will probably remain trapped in their own universe for quite some time.
The final decision does not seem to be in any case: “I do not think that anything is ever final, anyone who claims it is usually a fool, but to my knowledge there is currently no talk about it.” Since the hardware is advertised with the slogan “For The Players”, it is to be hoped that Sony will accept the wishes of the players.