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Sony Wants to Support Cross-Play More, PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Says

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After being one of the slowest to adopt cross-play, Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan has said the company wants more cross-platform multiplayer for PlayStation games.

 

In an interview with Axios, Ryan clearly stated that "we support and encourage cross-play," while also noting that cross-play currently works with such big games as Fortnite, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Minecraft, and Destiny 2, the last of which will be available soon.

 
PlayStation doesn't plan on stopping there, and Ryan confirmed that "that number will continue to grow."
 

That doesn't mean its been a smooth road, however, and it was recently revealed during the Epic v. Apple trial that Sony's contract with Epic had them extra cash from cross-platform play, specifically when players would purchase V-bucks on other devices but were still gaming on Sony consoles.

 

There is also the recent issue with Gearbox and Borderlands 3, as Gearbox president Randy Pitchford recently tweeted out that cross-play would be coming to all platforms except Playstation consoles.

 

To that, Ryan said he didn't want to talk about a "live business issue with a long-standing partner," but noted "our policies are consistent across all of the publishers."

 
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Destiny 2 is getting cross-play?  That's pretty cool news, maybe I can convince my Xbox friend to get into it again, since we haven't played in a while and my Xbox Live Gold has been up for a little while.

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If Sony is really that keen on Cross-Play, what went wrong with Borderlands 3 and why drag their heels on allowing it for so long in other games?

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The Jim Ryan era keep trucking along at a S rank pace.

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Of course they do! Given the pricing in that revenue model which leaked a few weeks ago, what Sony exec wouldn’t want to encourage devs to sign up to it

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Forget cross-play, I want more games support cross-save between different platforms 

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Ooh I would certainly support this, cross play in more games would be awesome so we can play with our friends who have Xbox etc.

54 minutes ago, TalalHmd said:

Forget cross-play, I want more games support cross-save between different platforms 

I think this would be neat, though I am unsure of how much demand there would be for it.

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Jim Ryan is a moron regardless, though I’m not against multiplayer centric games to have cross play. That might insert life back into some games with a mostly dead multiplayer.

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Yes because i wanna be matched up against a pc player with all their mods/hacks…im kidding, i really dont

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49 minutes ago, Property_Damage said:

Yes because i wanna be matched up against a pc player with all their mods/hacks

 

Even against legit players, you're at a disadvantage due to the precision of a mouse versus a controller.

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8 hours ago, TalalHmd said:

Forget cross-play, I want more games support cross-save between different platforms 

Yeah, this.

 

I dropped Brawlhalla because of their "sorry, you have to start all over again to play on Switch"

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1 hour ago, Helyx said:

 

Even against legit players, you're at a disadvantage due to the precision of a mouse versus a controller.

 

Wish Sony would force mouse support on all PS games that support cross-play.

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11 minutes ago, ChenZheCHN said:

Wish Sony would force mouse support on all PS games that support cross-play.

 

Knowing Sony, they'd have to add haptic resistance to the mouse.

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43 minutes ago, Helyx said:

 

Knowing Sony, they'd have to add haptic resistance to the mouse.


Haha

 

actually I think the better option is to force PC cross players to play with a controller 

 

but then again, they’ll obviously use a ‘work around’ for that 

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