Microsoft Talking To Sony About PlayStation-Xbox Crossplay
There are plenty of titles that enable Xbox gamers to crossplay with gamers on PC, and vice versa. However, crossplay between different platforms hasn’t been possible because Sony didn’t seem interested in it. Microsoft is open to the idea, though, of enabling Xbox and PlayStation gamers to play each other online. The company has now confirmed that it’s in talks with Sony for PlayStation-Xbox crossplay.
“We’re talking to Sony [about crossplay], we do partner with them on Minecraft and of course we would like to enable them to be part of that; one community, to unite gamers. So we’re talking to them and we’re hopeful that they’ll be supportive of it,” Aaron Greenberg, the head of marketing at Xbox, told Gamereactor.
Greenberg didn’t say anything about the nature of the talks and about the response that Microsoft has received from Sony so far. It’s too soon to say which titles will be the first to get crossplay support should Sony and Microsoft ever reach an arrangement that enables PlayStation and Xbox owners to play together online.
Sony hasn’t said anything about this as yet. It hasn’t even confirmed the talks with Microsoft so perhaps things aren’t so far along at this stage. Gamers will certainly appreciate having the ability to crossplay with gamers on other platforms.
Seems like the ball is in Sony’s court right now. What it chooses to do with it remains a mystery for now.