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Sony on PS4 Cross-play: ‘We’re looking at a lot of possibilities’

Sony has been criticised for its lack of cross-play support, and has commented on the situation, suggesting things may change.

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Sony has commented on the issue of PS4 cross-play support, suggesting things may change.

Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, spoke at the Gamelab conference today.

At the end of the conference, Eurogamer’s Robert Purchese asked Layden about the company’s plans:

“We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”

This marks the second official response to the cross-play issue. Tthe statement that Sony released when Fortnite came out for Switch:

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online.

 

With 79 million PS4s sold around the world and more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we’ve built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles. We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for Fortnite fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms.”

Could this mean we will see cross-play support between PS4 and other consoles?


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