Home / Opinions / Games Good for everyone After a series of blunders, Sony seems to be making some smart moves. Jennifer Locke 3 May 2021 0 Source: Square Enix Outriders is just the latest game to include cross-play across multiple platforms. Sony announced today that it has partnered with Discord to bring the popular chat service to the PlayStation Network . This news comes only weeks after reports that Microsoft was in talks to acquire Discord. Besides just a good move for Discord users, it proves that Sony is finally getting serious about cross-play. Sony was far behind the competition regarding cross-play for a few years, actively blocking it in games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Minecraft. Though no one from the company is on the record as to why it had such an anti-cross-play stance, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (via The Verge ) said that cross-play wasn’t needed because PlayStation 4 was the best place to play, indicating the company felt superior to the competition and would be “lowering itself” by enabling cross-play. User experience, apparently, was best when Sony kept everything on PlayStation. It makes sense on paper as a way to keep users in the PlayStation… Read full this story
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