In a recent interview Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that it’s in talks with Sony about cross-platform play.
Ever since Microsoft and Nintendo announced cross-network play for Minecraft and Rocket League, all eyes have been on Sony to do the same. However Sony have been pretty stone faced about the ordeal saying that they’re protecting their users. The situation blew up once again since ARK: Survival Evolved developers also revealed that Sony refused to allow cross-network play in the game.
Now it seems Microsoft are stepping in to try and get Sony to warm to the idea. In an interview with GameReactor, Greenberg said that they’re “absolutely” in talks with Sony, but they’re still playing hard ball.
“We’re talking to Sony [about crossplay],” he said. “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.”
Back in 2016 Microsoft announced that it was opening its doors to Xbox Live for other networks connect, allowing all gamers to come together regardless what platform they own. Unfortunately despite companies like Nintendo jumping on board, Sony seems like it’s firmly set in its ways.