PS4 now supports cross-platform play for all titles, says Sony CEO
The PlayStation 4 now has the capacity to support cross-platform play for any game, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan.
During an interview with Wired, Ryan revealed that the company’s current generation hardware can now support the much sought-after feature after years of stubbornly rejecting the idea.
The new functionality has been made available to any developer that wants to implement it in their games.
Ryan revealed that the console’s cross-platform play endeavours have now officially moved away from the beta stage.
Fortnite became one of the first major titles to implement the feature earlier this year, and at the end of last month, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare soft reboot open beta went live and gave fans a glimpse into the feature – allowing anybody to play with anyone on any platform.
The PS4 has dominated the latest chapter in the console war, but with the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s Project Scarlett and the PS5 next year, all eyes are on Sony to see if it can continue to excel.
“The track record of the incumbent platform winning the next time around is not a great one,” says Ryan.
“So the major thrust of my executive energy is to avoid complacency.”
Ryan’s words suggest we can expect a huge push from Sony’s end in regards to innovation with the PS5, and we could soon see the gaming world shook up once again.
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