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Any word on cross platform play.....

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Kirkinen Risk Control
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#1 Posted: 2017.02.04 23:59
In regards to PS4 and Xbox One (in general, not in relation to a CCP game or any specific game in particular)?

I've finally joined the rest of the civilized world in the current console generation with a PS4. My good friend has always been an Xbox man. I'm catching a lot of sh*t right now (as expected).

Has there been any new developments in terms of cross platform play? I found an expectedly vague article from March16 about the topic. Not much help.

All my friend wants is for me to play CoD with him. I know, I know. Like Drew Brees says in the Campbells Chunky Soup Everyman Allstars Fantasy League commercial, "I don't want to talk about it".

Nos Nothi
#2 Posted: 2017.02.05 00:11
Last I heard on the subject, the tech side of things is set, and there seems to be little in the way of preventing cross play other than Microsoft and Sony. I don't know which one, perhaps both, is holding up the process, but so far there has been no agreement.

I think it is about time that consoles have cross play enabled, and where applicable, with PC, like Rocket League already has.

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Kirkinen Risk Control
Caldari State
#3 Posted: 2017.02.05 00:14
Yeah the article mentioned Rocket League, and it seemed to suggest Sony was dragging it's feet.
Nos Nothi
#4 Posted: 2017.02.05 00:28
Glass Bowtie wrote:
Yeah the article mentioned Rocket League, and it seemed to suggest Sony was dragging it's feet.

I can see that.

Sony happens to be winning this particular console generation, and maybe they think that by preventing cross play, they can coerce players to buy a PS4 since presumably more of their friends will have that one.

I just wish that they would get their stuff together and let us play.

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Kirkinen Risk Control
Caldari State
#5 Posted: 2017.02.05 03:10
Yea, I think for the most part people are brand loyal. I'll never switch to Xbox, my buddy will never switch to PS. It's even more ridiculous when you consider both systems cross platform with PCs from time to time.

Maybe if a big enough triple A game comes along to coerce Sony and Microsoft to work together.....

**shoots a glance at CCP**

Oh who am I kidding.....
OSG Planetary Operations
#6 Posted: 2017.02.05 03:29
The only CCP game with cross play is Valkyrie. I suppose EVE could work on console but it would require a mouse and keyboard and honestly I don't see CCP ever doing it.

Gunjack is single player so can't cross play that.

As for Nova well....Let's just get that released on PC before we talk about consoles.



As for non CCP games, the only one that comes to mind is Final Fantasy XIV which is cross play between PS4 and PC. Square Enix has expressed interest in brining XBONE into the mix but Microsoft hasn't made that happen yet. I know MS is opening up to cross play though so there may be hope there.
Nos Nothi
#7 Posted: 2017.02.05 03:38
Pokey Dravon wrote:

As for non CCP games, the only one that comes to mind is Final Fantasy XIV which is cross play between PS4 and PC. Square Enix has expressed interest in brining XBONE into the mix but Microsoft hasn't made that happen yet. I know MS is opening up to cross play though so there may be hope there.

Rocket League is a big game that has cross play between PC/PS4, and PC/XBOXOne, but for some reason they are reluctant to finally let the cross play go between consoles.

Ark would be another game I would like to see go cross play, despite the obvious menu and hotkey options, I don't think there would be that much of an advantage.

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#8 Posted: 2017.02.05 04:54
If everyone got a pc this wouldn't be an issue...i understand the console thing as i had a hard on for them until last year or so...our choices allowed them to divide us
Kirkinen Risk Control
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#9 Posted: 2017.02.05 11:23
It a pricing issue. I picked up a PS4 for 300 bucks. What would I be looking at for a low low end bottom of the barrel gaming PC? 500 or so?
#10 Posted: 2017.02.05 13:24
I was a PS4 once, but my owner forget to place discs inside of me so i quit

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#11 Posted: 2017.02.05 14:25
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#12 Posted: 2017.02.05 17:35
Glass Bowtie wrote:
It a pricing issue. I picked up a PS4 for 300 bucks. What would I be looking at for a low low end bottom of the barrel gaming PC? 500 or so?

With 300 you can build a gaming PC from buying parts individually, but that recalls a little bit of knowledge that the average console user might not posses.
Negative-Feedback.
#13 Posted: 2017.02.05 18:06
Glass Bowtie wrote:
It a pricing issue. I picked up a PS4 for 300 bucks. What would I be looking at for a low low end bottom of the barrel gaming PC? 500 or so?

I fully understand but you could build a decent one for 500 i think, mine cost more but it also runs 4k perfectly..now you got sony's 4k wannabe console..I hear Scorpio is a true 4k though..idk anything about steam machines but they cost around 500
But yeah consoles are cheaper
Kirkinen Risk Control
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#14 Posted: 2017.02.05 20:30
I don't have a 4k tv (got the regular PS4). Trust me, I would rather have a computer. I never had a console as a kid, but we got a computer when I was like 12 or something.

I'm pretty particular about which games I play, so I never end up playing a large amount of different games, and honestly if I got a computer I wouldn't want to just get a decent computer, I'd want at least the top end of "good", just a touch under great. Consoles still have enough space between generations that it just seems to be a far cheaper option over time. The thought of better PC hardware coming out a year or two after building a PC is a bit unsettling. Hell, I bought my PS3 in 2011 if I remember correctly.
OSG Planetary Operations
#15 Posted: 2017.02.05 21:12
Glass Bowtie wrote:
I don't have a 4k tv (got the regular PS4). Trust me, I would rather have a computer. I never had a console as a kid, but we got a computer when I was like 12 or something.

I'm pretty particular about which games I play, so I never end up playing a large amount of different games, and honestly if I got a computer I wouldn't want to just get a decent computer, I'd want at least the top end of "good", just a touch under great. Consoles still have enough space between generations that it just seems to be a far cheaper option over time. The thought of better PC hardware coming out a year or two after building a PC is a bit unsettling. Hell, I bought my PS3 in 2011 if I remember correctly.


Don't let the elitists bother you. People can rant all they want about objective superiority and such but at the end of the day it comes down to whatever works best for you in your situation.

I do hope that cross play becomes more prevalent in the coming years though, I think the market is reaching a point where people are more interested in playing with more people than they are in platform exclusives.
Ancient Exiles.
#16 Posted: 2017.02.13 16:09
They could do it, but Sony/MS are being ******* with the legality.

Rocket league developers said they could have it working in a day if Sony and MS OK'd it.

Rocket league is X-play between each console and PC, but not between the consoles.

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Nos Nothi
#17 Posted: 2017.03.21 00:50
A good article on the subject came up, so I thought I would share.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/21/the-dream-of-cross-platform-play-vs-the-reality?abthid=58d0738980bbe7173100003d

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#18 Posted: 2017.03.21 13:30
No worries ... The SonySoft PSXbox Dreadnought is not far away... Shocked if this does come true I will be TMNTM slvt forever and will only dress in the skimpiest catskins for his delight
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