It has been a long time coming for PlayStation’s cross-play functionally. While Sony has never had an issue of cross-play between their Platforms, PC’s, or other major VR headsets, the struggle to get the company to agree to full console cross-play was a battle they did not want to wave the white flag at.
But slowly, slowly, things have changed. Fortnite broke down barriers when it went cross-play on the PS4. Just yesterday the former console exclusive PUBG went live with cross-play between PS4 and XB1. Sony might have hated to change but it was necessary. Now it looks like their policy is about to make another big step as according to Wired, the cross-play beta program is out of the beta stage and available to any dev who wants to implement said functionality.
While it’s not announcing the news explicitly, the PS4’s cross-play efforts have officially moved out of the beta stage, meaning that the console can support cross-play on any titles that studios provide the functionality for. This month’s Modern Warfaremay be the first major title to take advantage of it at launch, and likely won’t be the last.
Ch-ch-changes are happening at the house of PlayStation and we can’t wait to see what happens next.