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Comic 144: No PS4 Crossplay

No PS4 Crossplay

Recently, more console games have opened for crossplay - players on different systems playing against each other. However, Sony doesn't seem to want this for the PS4...

Comments:

MadJak91
by MadJak91 at 15th Oct 2017, 9:37 PM

Yup! They are like that for a while now.
I guess they want to be the force holding everything back until everyone stops giving a damn and their consoles drop in sales. Maybe. Depends on how big MP is going to get in the future. Almost every game now "needs" MP and people want to choose freely what console or PC to get.

I mean, people have a choice of playing with thousands of others no matter what system OR playing closed community matches exclusive to PSN (which is often down anyway....) so... what would you choose?

There is competition and then there is stupidity. The gaming industry is constantly moving between the two.

by Zanreo at 19th Oct 2017, 10:36 AM

I guess their idea is that people should have to buy PS4s to play with their other PS4-owning friends... still, people would prefer to just play the same game both they and their friends own regardless of the system they own

Zanreo
NeilKapit
by NeilKapit at 16th Oct 2017, 12:04 AM

The entire history of the video game industry involves whoever gets into the top spot at the moment forgetting the lessons of said history. As if deliberately limiting the options of your developers has ever worked out....

by Zanreo at 19th Oct 2017, 10:37 AM

Indeed, indeed... I guess when you're at the top it feels like you can get away with anything?

Zanreo
melaredblu
by melaredblu at 16th Oct 2017, 12:44 AM

Even Nintendo is getting ahead you, Sony. Get your act together.

by Zanreo at 19th Oct 2017, 10:37 AM

Ooh, he wouldn't like to hear that...

Zanreo
Chippewa Ghost
by Chippewa Ghost at 16th Oct 2017, 2:46 AM

I keep up with this sort of thing thanks to your comic. Keep it up!

by Zanreo at 19th Oct 2017, 10:37 AM

You're welcome :D thanks!

Zanreo
Ajax
by Ajax at 16th Oct 2017, 1:15 PM

Well, pride goeth before the fall. It’s in the consumers best interest that Sony gets taken down a peg or ten. Need one of the other consoles to take too spot. I think Nintendo could do it if they can increase sales. No industry benefits from having one clear top company. Competition is ultimately better for the consumer.

by Zanreo at 19th Oct 2017, 10:39 AM

Yeah... I wonder if this will come back to bit e them

Zanreo
Ajax
by Ajax at 19th Oct 2017, 1:05 AM

Any thoughts on Sony publishing games for the Nintendo Switch?

by Zanreo at 19th Oct 2017, 10:41 AM

...Huh. Well, that was certainly unexpected, even if it's as a new publishing label... Certainly good for the Switch, and I guess after what happened to the Vita they still want a place to publish handheld games...

Zanreo
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