Sony chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida has recently commented on the lack of cross-platform play on PS4 and clarified why Sony has no interest in persuading it on their platform.
During an event at IFA technology show in Berlin, Sony chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida talked about the cross-platform play opportunity on PS4.
“On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief,” he said.
“But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.”
Sony has attracted a lot of anger our their policy to restrict cross-platform multiplayer and currently they are the only one who doesn’t allow this move between two different competitive platforms. Nintendo and Microsoft have no issue in allowing it for games like Fortnite and Minecraft.
Fortnite has surged in popularity recently and this has led to more talk about the support for cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One or other platforms, however, despite Epic stressing that they have no issue in enabling it, Sony has repeatedly shot down any such request and restricted multiplayer with PC or mobile users only, unlock the later two platforms.