They say that technology has to evolve, and us with it, and that’s been the backbone of many video games and video game systems. Though, there is one new feature that some haven’t been on board with: Cross-Play. The ability to play on one console with players from another. Some games use this feature, including Rocket League and Minecraft. However, Sony is one that doesn’t like the idea, and blocks it. Fortnite is a game that wants to use cross-play, and it’s also one that “accidentally” gets it from time to time.
A few months ago, after Fortnite launched, Xbox One and PS4 players realized that the online matches featured players from the other system, which honestly shouldn’t have happened. Epic Games said it was an “accident”, and it was shut down soon after. But now, Reddit has revealed, multiple times, that the Cross-Play feature is back, and this time, PC players are getting in on the fun.
This is fascinating, as one time can definitely be called an “accident”, but a second? And on this scale? That reads something else. Now, yes, it could still be an accident, but isn’t it more fun to think that Epic Games just flipped a switch (no, not that Switch) and made it happen? They’ve said themselves that it’s their dream of sorts to get Fortnite to be Cross-Play compatible on all systems so that players of all systems can play with one another. So…why not pull a stunt like this to enforce that?
It is really odd that Sony is dragging their feet on this. Rocket League is a massive success and has Cross-Play, same with Minecraft, but the publisher just won’t allow it. Hopefully, they’ll change their minds soon, because when it does become something that all systems do, it’ll be a true evolution of gaming.