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  1. power

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    So there's been bit of huff and puff from the press who are all promoting this as "consumer friendly" without thinking about what it all means from a corporate standpoint.

    I know where I fall, that is that Sony would be better off not jumping in and I know Microsoft with their services backend can't bloody wait for it.

    So what do you all think?

    Some food for thought from where I sit in these articles, and a blast from the past when Microsoft used to oppose it for the exact reasons Sony use now. ;)

    If MS are so cool about crossplay..... release a first party title like Halo on PS4 - go on. Yeah that'll never happen.

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016...lly-pushing-for-cross-platform-online-gaming/

    https://www.engadget.com/2012/05/31/defiance-could-link-up-an-xbox-360-with-a-ps3-but-cant/

    https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/21/1...cross-platform-nintendo-switch-microsoft-xbox

     
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    I can see why people get upset but also I understand why it’s like this. Microsoft has nothing to loose this gen so it’s easy for them to be so open about the prospect of cross play.
     
  3. Sledge

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    I don't see the issue with the same game being compatible to play against other services... people will still buy the game on the platform they prefer to play on.
    would make it a lot easier to find a game on quite a few games... looking at you Star Wars Battlefront....
     
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    looks like Sony has capitulated, Fortnite to feature crossplay.

    https://blog.us.playstation.com/201...oss-play-beta-launches-on-ps4-starting-today/

     
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    about time
     
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