Cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation finally launches

Cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation finally launches

Cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation finally launches

Although no prior announcement or information was revealed by the publisher, multiple instances of players reporting cross-play between the XB1 and PS4 have been unveiled.

With cross-platform play between the two consoles being so easy to implement that a developer manages to enable it it accidentally, hopefully, Microsoft and Sony will manage to negotiate a way for the feature to come to fruition in an official manner.

Many wondered whether it was some sort of mistake, or the first sign of a change of stance on PlayStation's side. "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected", a representative told the website via email. Apparently you can have cross-network on PS4 and Xbox One if you just give Sony the finger.

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That's unwelcome news for PS4 players who want to game with their friends on Xbox.

Would enabling cross-play online be a smart move from Microsoft or Sony?

This June, Psyonix, the makers of Rocket League, said that cross platform play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 was feasible but "PlayStation has not yet granted us permission".

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