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Cross-platform play for PS4 still not happening because ''PlayStation is the best place to play''

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Everyone and their cat have heard about the whole cross-platform debacle when it comes to the PS4 and although many may want cross-platform support between the Xbox One and the PS4, others do not. Everyone has their opinion about cross-platform play and specifically, why Sony should allow or not allow it.

At times cross-platform play was actually enabled accidentally and then removed again, which does indicate that it should be very easy to open the floodgates if Sony so chooses. Keep in mind that Sony has already opened up cross-play with PC in some games and Fortnite is even getting a system where if you play with a mouse and keyboard on your PS4, you will be matched with PC users (or others that use a mouse and keyboard).

But what is Sony’s stance on cross-platform play right now and is any progress being made or have they warmed up to the idea? As it turns out, it doesn’t seem like Sony has warmed up to the idea, so don’t hold your breath for cross-platform play anytime soon. Sony’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, reportedly spoke at the IFA technology show in Berlin recently and mentioned why cross-platform play between the PS4 and other consoles aren’t open, stating that:

"On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that's our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform." - Source

We all know that the PS4 is far ahead of the competition this generation so this puts the ball in Sony’s court and they can really do what they want with regards to cross-play because let's face it, they don’t need it as much as others do. Mr Yoshida also simply stated that:

"I think competition with Nintendo and Xbox is a healthy situation."

Sure, some PS4 gamers might want cross-play and I, for one, wouldn’t mind, but for me, it also isn’t a deal breaker or anything I’ve ever hoped for. In the end, it is Sony’s decision and we will just have to wait and see if things start to change or remain the same throughout the remainder of this generation and the next.

What is your take on the cross-platform play debate and Sony's stance on the matter? Let us know in the comment section below

Source: Independent

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"On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play"

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