– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Fortnite played a splash on the heels of E3, not just because it arrived on Switch, but particularly because it didn’t allow crossplay between Sony’s PS4 and every other console running the game. As we reported on Wednesday, there was one very specific reason for this, according to Sony SOE President John Smedley: Money.

“When I was at Sony,” He told Variety, “the stated reason internally for this was money, they didn’t like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a PlayStation. Simple as that. Dumb reason, but there it is.”

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Now, Minecraft has released a new trailer that promotes crossplay between Xbox One and Switch, and the absence of PS4 is sorely felt. With the “Better Together” slogan being touted, along with the two Xbox One and Switch logos and color schemes being present at the very end, it really does highlight the difference in approach that Sony is taking compared to the other two gaming titans.

As things get further along and games become more cloud-based, it seems only natural that the borders between consoles would start to diminish. Do you think it’s unwise of Sony to take this approach? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Game Clips and Tips, Variety


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.