Cross-play has become a big talking point in the industry as of late. Microsoft has been outright in supporting the feature, not only with Xbox and PC but also with other consoles. Until recently, PlayStation actively blocked the feature on PS4, presumably in an effort to keep the PlayStation ecosystem separate.
However, in an interview with Wired, Jim Ryan spilled the beans on PlayStation’s plans for the feature. Currently, there are only a select few PS4 games that allow cross-play with Xbox, but that is about to change. Ryan said that the feature has moved out of Beta stage on PS4, and that developers can now implement it into their games.
The next big release to use console cross-play is Modern Warfare. The upcoming Call of Duty game will allow PC, Xbox and PS4 users to play together, matched-up via input device. This is to keep keyboard & mouse players separate and attempt to retain an even playing field.
We’re not aware of any other upcoming titles that support this, but it’s safe to assume that more will be announced now the feature has left beta testing. As we move into the next generation, it seems that closed-off console ecosystems will be a thing of the past.
Which upcoming game would you like to see support cross-play?