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Borderlands 3 is a highly anticipated co-op shooter that is coming later this year from Gearbox. One of the most oft-requested features gamers have requested of Borderlands 3 is the inclusion of cross-play support. Cross-play has become a hot topic in the gaming industry for quite some time, and Sony -- which has been reticent to jumping in on the bandwagon -- was dragged kicking and screaming into supporting cross-play with Fortnite. Now, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has chimed in on potential cross-play for Borderlands 3. While many were hoping that support would be available at launch, Pitchford made it abundantly clear that this will unfortunately not be the case in a tweet: Some... Read more...
We're not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, but when it comes to cross-play support in Fortnite, Sony needs to get its story straight on why exactly it has it taken so long to finally embrace the gamer-friendly feature. Were there technical barriers that stood in the way, or weren't there? The latest comments by Sony Worldwide Chairman Shawn Layden suggest it's the latter, even though that's not what Sony said before. Layden participated in a recent PlayStation blogcast, episode 308 titled "Wooooo!" At around the 12-minute 50-second mark, Layden talked about supporting cross-play in Fortnite on the PlayStation 4, a feature that gamers have been clamoring for, especially since Sony stood... Read more...
It's finally happening. Sony, a company that is not known to back down from attacks on its arcane cross-play policies, has caved to pressure and will enable PlayStation 4 gamers to play against rival consoles with Fortnite. Sony has taken flak from gamers and industry figures (including Microsoft execs). Fortnite is the most popular game in the world, and the fact that Sony has been the lone holdout has angered many gamers. What was even more infuriating is the fact that progression and items/skins bought/accumulated on the PlayStation 4 could not be transferred to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. After a "comprehensive evaluation process", Sony says that it will enable cross-play... Read more...
Sony sure does know how to ruin a good party. As if infuriating scores of Fortnite fans by blocking cross-play and cross-progression with the PlayStation 4 and other competing consoles (i.e. Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) wasn't enough, we're now learning that Sony is also the reason why cross-play won't be enabled on Bethesda's upcoming Fallout 76. Fallout 76 was announced earlier this month at E3, and gamers are eagerly awaiting its November 14th release. It will be the first game in the long-running franchise that is focused on online play, but it won't support cross-play between the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC -- the three platforms that the game will support... Read more...
Sony has been come under increasing pressure due to its unflinching policy of blocking PlayStation 4 cross-play with other consoles (i.e. the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch). In the past, this policy has drawn complaints from gamers, but nothing like what we've seen with Fortnite. Gamer outrage has been immense since cross-play is not only impossible between the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but cross-progression has also been banned.  Fortunately, it appears that Sony may be willing to cave in slightly when it comes to cross-play with the world's most popular game. Shawn Layden, who serves as President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, provided the following... Read more...
The heat is being dialed up on Sony over its wildly unpopular stance on Fortnite cross-play. As you know, Fortnite is cross-platform capable, and is available to play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS and iOS. PlayStation 4 gamers are able to play against those on the PC, macOS and iOS, but are prevented from joining in against Xbox One and Nintendo Switch gamers. Likewise, the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One is compatible with cross-play against all other supported platforms with the exception of the PlayStation 4. John Smedley John Smedley, who previously served as chief of Sony Online Entertainment, gave his opinion on why Sony is being such a hardass about the whole... Read more...
The backlash against Sony for blocking Fortnite cross-play on the PlayStation 4 with other console gamers is growing. Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was released earlier this week, and like the Xbox One port before it, gamers are unable to compete against those on PlayStation 4 (although all consoles can play against gamers on the PC, macOS and iOS). Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items cannot be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. Needless to say, Sony's unwillingness to lay down arms and join in the with everyone else in what is the most popular game in the world at the moment is leaving pretty much... Read more...
As we reported yesterday, Fortnite cross-play is gaining a pretty large audience. Not only will Fortnite eventually have cross platform support for PC, Mac and Xbox One, but also on mobile platforms (iOS and Android). The lone hold, of course, is Sony with its popular PlayStation 4 console. Gamers would no doubt love to broaden the crop of available players to compete against by bringing the PS4 into the mix, but Sony has been reticent to such endeavors in the past. Microsoft has even reached out to Microsoft not only on Fortnite, but other cross-platform titles to no avail. “Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of... Read more...