Activision, Rocket League's Psyonix, and Other Developers React to PlayStation Going Cross-Console Cross-Platform

Activision, Rocket League's Psyonix, and Other Developers React to PlayStation Going Cross-Console Cross-Platform

The floodgates are open.

True cross-console play might finally be achieved, and not just for Fortnite: Battle Royale. Sony seems to be open to the idea of getting even more games to go cross-platform on the PS4. We reached out to multiple developers to see what they have to say about cross-platform, and while it seems that no plans are in place right now, developers are interested.

One of the earlier proponents of cross-console is Psyonix of Rocket League fame. The developers spoke to us about it way back in 2017, and they've been speaking with Sony about cross-platform ever since. In a statement to USgamer, Psyonix studio vice president Jeremy Dunham says, "We are really happy for the PlayStation and Fortnite communities and think that this is a great step forward. We know that Rocket League players and our own community want to know what this means for them as well, but we don't have any updates at the moment. In the meantime, we recommend reaching out to PlayStation directly for any further comment."

Meanwhile when we asked Capcom if there are any plans or talks to bring cross-console play to Monster Hunter: World a Capcom representative said "No plans have been announced."

Fortnite cross-play is coming.

Kotaku also received the same statement as well as the following from Activision-Blizzard, "We've had a great experience with cross-play for Hearthstone on other platforms and have witnessed how compelling it can be for our community. There's still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platform side to understand whether cross-play might be integrated into our other games, so we'll be watching the upcoming test and will assess what the potential impact of this feature would be for our players and our games."

So far only Fortnite is confirmed to go cross-platform, but Sony told Kotaku that the "goal remains to take a more open stance with cross-platform support that's aligned with our mission to deliver the best consumer experience."

We're still waiting to hear back from a couple developers, but we'll update you as we hear more.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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