Blizzard’s Overwatch is one of the most popular competitive shooters in the world, with millions of gamers aiming to be the best. What if they those gamers weren’t only challenging to be #1, but were doing so against their XB1 and PC brethren??!
In an interview with Eurogamer.net, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan was asked about the possibility of cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners and thankfully, he wasn’t afraid to talk about it.
Are you working on enabling PS4-Xbox One cross-play in light of Sony loosening up?
Jeff Kaplan: We’re super-excited about what’s going on with cross-play in all sorts of different games, from Rocket League to Fortnite, and we are constantly in discussions with the first-parties, Microsoft and Sony, to see where they’re at and gauge where their temperature is at. It’s something that would be very exciting for us to pursue.
Is it something you are pursuing?
Jeff Kaplan: We are definitely having conversations that we’re interested in the thought of it.
It’s very complicated – from a technology standpoint, a game design standpoint, and from a business relationship standpoint. But we would be excited to tackle all of those challenges; we would love to try. We’re gamers; “Why can’t my buddies on this system or that system play together?” We sympathise with that, we want to be able to do that too.
This would be HUGE if things can be worked out so that cross-play comes to Overwatch.