Sony has bad news for PS4 owners hoping for cross-play multiplayer with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
During E3 2017 it was revealed that both Minecraft and Rocket League would feature cross-platform multiplayer between Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Unfortunately, however, Sony doesn’t seem quite so keen to bring the PlayStation 4 into the cross-platform multiplayer mix.
Sony’s Jim Ryan told Eurogamer that while the company isn’t totally oppose to the idea, the firm is wary of exposing players to external influences outside of its control.
“It’s certainly not a profound philosophical stance we have against this,” Ryan explained. “We’ve done it in the past. We’re always open to conversations with any developer or publisher who wants to talk about it.
“Unfortunately it’s a commercial discussion between ourselves and other stakeholders, and I’m not going to get into the detail of that on this particular instance.”
Ryan continued: “We’ve got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base. Minecraft – the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it’s all ages but it’s also very young.
“We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe.
“Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after, it’s something we have to think about very carefully.”
Ryan said that it wasn’t a closed door, but there are currently no plans.
The news comes after Rocket League was announced for Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Rocket League port will feature exclusive customisation items for the Nintendo console. This includes Mario and Luigi hats for your cars.
Fans can also expect new Nintendo-themed vehicles, as well as local wireless play. Rocket League Nintendo Switch has a holiday 2017 release date, but doesn’t have a price. Source: