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Sony really hated PS4 crossplay, confidential documents reveal

Sony really hated PS4 crossplay, confidential documents reveal
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It’s no secret that Sony held back PS4 cross-platform play for years, but new confidential documents and emails reveal just how much Sony was against letting people play the same games with their friends on other platforms. Sony initially blocked cross-platform play for both Rocket League and Minecraft, despite Nintendo and Microsoft both enabling players to play across Xbox and Switch. The issue really blew up when Sony blocked Fortnite crossplay in 2018, and players were angry. It now appears that Sony may have been holding out to offset potential revenue losses.

In the months leading up to Sony’s decision to block Fortnite cross-play in 2018, Epic Games had pleaded with Sony to enable crossplay, emails in the Epic Games v. Apple case…

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