This isn’t a console war bait piece, I just find the whole situation a bit funny. Microsoft made headlines a couple of days ago by proudly announcing a new feature: cross-network play. Soon Rocket League players on Xbox One will be able to play with PC players, and Microsoft said that they were extending an invitation for other consoles to bridge their network gaps as well (of course, they meant Sony). The whole thing was done in a tone that seemed to declare, “Look at us and this awesome new thing we’re doing. We’d like you to join us, Sony. What say you?”
Gamespot got in touch with Sony and asked that very question. This was its response: “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.” It’s worth pointing out, too, that Rocket League players on PS4 have been able to play with PC players since the beginning. Microsoft would not indicate that it wants to team up with Sony directly, and never explicitly mentioned the PS4. Neither did Sony specifically mention the Xbox One in its response to Gamestop, so who knows where this is going. Shake hands, folks, and let us all play together already.