It’s not only Fortnite and Rocket League that are mumbling about cross play, especially now Sony are taking a slight backtrack in their armoured stance. The king of the industry, Minecraft, are themselves looking to the future. Even if they don’t have much to say as of yet.
If you remember, it was Minecraft’s Better Together update and Sony’s refusal to implement it that started the whole cross play shenanigans in the first place. As time passed, it become all the more unlikely that the feature would ever land on the PS4. At least, until this week. Now with the scheduling of the Fortnite Beta, gamers are starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So long as it isn’t the 12.50 to PlayStation-no-cross-play Town…
Speaking to Windows Central earlier in the week, the team behind the blockbuster said the following:
“We are supportive of new scenarios that enable more people to play and have fun together while gaming. We would love to bring players on PS4 into our Minecraft ecosystem as well but have nothing further to share at this time.”
Now we admit it isn’t much of a headline maker but it’s at least confirmation that they’re still trying. Nothing is out of the question and the commitment is obviously there on the team’s side so we can only hope Sony follow suit. The only sore point could be their requirement for a third party, and in this case a competitor’s, log in. But where there’s a will there’s a way, right?
Which game are you most looking forward to playing cross play? Or are you glad your friends are stuck on another platform because they suck?
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