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Recently, Xbox announced that they would be supporting cross-platform play with PC and PS4 players. That means that people playing a multiplayer game on the Xbox One can easily go against someone playing the same game on the PS4. And now, Sony has finally responded to the open invitation from Xbox to participate in the cross-platform play. Sony told GameSpot in a statement,
PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.
While Sony didn’t directly acknowledge Microsoft’s invitation, they did say that they would be open to the idea with those who are interested.
Rocket League announced that it will be one of the first games to take part in the cross-network play for the Xbox One. This means that Rocket League players will be able to play against PC players. PS4 has not opted into the deal yet, but everyone’s hoping that they’ll jump on the bandwagon soon. Sure, cross-platform play is quite a step for Xbox One and PC, but it’ll really mean business when Sony joins in the fun. After all, they could’ve said nothing in response to Xbox’s cross-platform play announcement—they could’ve just stayed silent. Yet the fact they chose to say something hopefully means there are plans in the works to join the cross-network play party.
I know cross-platform play has been a wanted addition for awhile, and now players can finally start letting out a sigh of relief. I think it’s inevitable that Sony will jump in for the fun, even just to stay competitive with Xbox and to not upset the players. The cross-network play in Rocket League is supposed to go into effect sometime this spring on the Xbox One and PC. And here’s to hoping for an announcement from Sony about joining cross-network play. You can view the official announcement for cross-network play here.