While Microsoft and Nintendo have been leading the pack with cross-play, Sony has lagged far behind. It’s a shame, too because PlayStation is a leader in the industry and that means you’re held to a standard. As such, you lead the pack with innovation and re-inventing the wheel.
Right now, only Rocket League, Fortnite, Dauntless, and the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot will support the cross-play on PlayStation. Games like Wargroove tried to get the feature running, but Sony promptly shut them down. It’s an archaic way of thinking and building a wall around the garden makes Sony look bad.
In an article posted on Wired, Sony has taken cross-play out of the beta stage. I’m not sure what this means, and what Sony is planning on doing next, but hopefully, we’ll see more games find themselves being able to play with other consoles.
Sony leads in exclusives but lags behind with inclusion. People clearly want to play together regardless of what console they play on, and we have the technology to allow that. With the next generation of consoles in development and set to arrive next year, its time for everyone to play together.