In an interview with Jim Ryan, Wired got told behind closed doors that Cross-Play has just exited beta and now any title that developers enable the feature for could have play across any platform.

While it’s not announcing the news explicitly, the PS4’s cross-play efforts have officially moved out of the beta stage, meaning that the console can support cross-play on any titles that studios provide the functionality for.


This is fantastic news for gamers that want Cross-Play for titles like Rainbow Six: Siege, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, and more. This also allows Wargroove to come to PlayStation, and Final Fantasy XIV to come to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

The track record of the incumbent platform winning the next time around is not a great one. So the major thrust of my executive energy is to avoid complacency.

Jim Ryan

So at least he isn’t afraid to admit that Sony needs to clean up some ends before heading into the next generation. Which these ends are reportedly what made Shawn Layden leave as he couldn’t control them.

Personal note: This is awesome, games like Final Fantasy XIV can finally come to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch since it requires Cross-Play. Hell, Wargroove can also finally have full functionality now. It’s a win-win all round! I’ve been waiting for this to happen for months now and now that the floodgates are open, AAAs and indies alike will probably add support rather quickly.

Source: Wired

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