After being one of the slowest companies to adopt and embrace cross-platform play , it now appears that Sony Interactive Entertainment wants to catch the wave as soon as possible. In the words of its current president and CEO, Jim Ryan , he has communicated that Sony wants to make more multiplayer PlayStation games with cross-play .
Thanks to an interview with Axios , Ryan says clearly: ” we support and encourage cross-play “, while also stating that there are several games on the way with it. Among these, those confirmed for now with cross-play are Fortnite , Rocket League , Call of Duty , Minecraft and Destiny 2 ; the latter will be available very soon .
This is a more than welcome situation for PlayStation console players , since now more and more titles will offer this possibility. That means that two or more friends with different consoles can now enjoy the game together without being constrained because both have decided to do it on a different console than the other.
And apparently, in PlayStation they have no plans for all this to stay here , since Ryan also confirmed that ” that number will only grow .” It is cause for celebration, but it is true that for a time, Sony was widely criticized for not allowing crossplay with Switch and Xbox One on PS4 , something that months later it announced and left latent – after some spectacular statements – that it was possible from the beginning.
Although everything has not been a bed of roses, during the trial of Epic and Apple , it has been seen that with a contract, Sony demands a royalty from publishers so that their games have crossplay on PS4 . It is clear that this situation is far from being resolved well and cleanly.
For now, Ryan said he didn’t want to discuss ” a current business issue with such a longtime partner ” but said ” our policies are consistent across publishers alike .”