Sony has recently confirmed that the much-awaited Cross-Platform functionality is now fully available for any developer that wants to implement it in their games.
For so long Sony was against the Cross-Platform functionality citing all kinds of excuses and reasons. However, as the rivals Microsoft and Nintendo began buddying up, Sony had to yield their excuses.
Sony first declared that they will enable cross-play support for games between PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile devices. This came on the face of fans and industry figures all vehemently pointing out that cross-play was quite clearly the future.
However, while it was over a year ago that Sony confirmed cross-platform PlayStation fun. Yet the catch was that the feature would remain in beta for an indefinite amount of time. Sony had stated that it would only be available for a select number of developers on certain titles.
Fortnite was the first big game to have cross-platform. Followed by fun. titles like Rocket League and, more recently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare became part of the action.
The whole endeavor is a success in the eyes of Sony, as SIE CEO Jim Ryan said in an interview with Wired. He revealed that cross-play has exited its beta phase and can be used in any game – provided the developer wants to make it so.
It seems logical for most developers to enable cross-play in their games. By doing so they will be able to combine player bases and gameplay between various platforms.
This can only be seen as a win for both consumer and studio