Recently, Microsoft has openly invited other platforms to take part in cross-multi-player. This would allow the same games to be played online across different consoles and PC.

Sony has successfully done this for the better part of the 15 years; the earliest case being Final Fantasy 11 on the PS2. Sony’s response to the proposition is rather open minded to the idea of cross-console play, but hasn’t actually mentioned a deal with Microsoft as of yet.

Sony’s response was: “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002,” reads the statement from the corporation.

“We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross-platform play.”

It is still unclear as to why Sony avoided using other platform names in its statement. We are unsure if they’re still weighing up pros and cons, or are straight up refusing the idea.

The first Xbox game to announce cross-platform play was Rocket League, the football car game, which will soon allow PC gamers and those on Xbox One to play together online. This feature has, however, already been implemented on PS4, and allows PSN users to set up matches.

However, Microsoft now wants to bridge the gap between the two companies, and went as far to say the ground work had been completed.

Whether it’s due to the fact that Sony has been crushing Microsoft in console sales, or they just want to become one big friendly console family, remains to be seen.

For us PC gamers though… these matters don’t concern our master race.

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