After months and months of gamers wondering when Sony would embrace cross play as Microsoft and Nintendo have done with their platforms, PlayStation Boss Shawn Layden has today spoken about the matter.
Whilst his answer doesn’t give much resolution (or provide clarification around whether Sony will embrace cross play), it at least shows that they’re hopefully going to take the matter seriously.
“I thought it was fascinating you talking about PlayStation 3 flying too close to the sun – your Icarus moment you called it, and then PlayStation 4 coming back to be more back to basics, to be more about the players. But there seems to be an issue at the moment, that Sony isn’t listening to its players – or doesn’t seem to be – and that’s cross-play, Fortnite particularly. And I wondered if there were any plans to open it up? It seems to be Sony’s not listening.”
Layden replied by saying he could offer a short statement:
“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.”