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    They're going to have to crack at some point on this. This is the way its all going, and for them to basically be the North Koria of Video Game platforms is not going to help them AT ALL. Sure, they will sell well in the Jap, but they're slowly going to just be an exclusive only console, as people will go to PC or Xbox for crossplay.

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    sell well in the jap? Sony is crushing xbox in almost every market. Sure at some point crossplay will be of increasing import but certainly couldnt state that its hurting them too much at the moment...

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    MS should just force every game to have cross platform play, would just be another reason not to own a Xbox but have a PC instead.

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    Mikos wrote:
    sell well in the jap? Sony is crushing xbox in almost every market. Sure at some point crossplay will be of increasing import but certainly couldnt state that its hurting them too much at the moment...
    Does it really matter if the PS4 is outselling the Xbox? The console gardens are increasingly less walled-off; at this point, only really first-party titles are console exclusives. Additionally, the large multiplayer games that cross-platform play deals with are not first-party titles either, and the success of Fortnite, PUBG and others suggests that multi-platform is the surest way to the big bucks for developers. While its probably not a first-order concern that would cause a developer not to make a game for the PS4, it is in their best interests to maintain as large and healthy community playing their games as possible and cross-platform support clearly helps to achieve that goal.

    But the larger point is that while the PS4 has clearly done very well, the Xbox is doing just fine. Its not a situation like with the Gamecube vs PS2 or the whole Wii U debacle. Being the odd one out only works as long as you're the biggest rooster in the yard. With Nintendo and Microsoft seemingly together on this and the Switch doing very well, Sony doesn't have the biggest stick anymore.

    It may not change in the near term, but I think its an inevitability that Sony will allow cross-platform play. Rocket League and Minecraft show that cross-platform works fine technically, so that excuse is no longer convincing either. Eventually the clamour from gamers or developers or both will grow to a point where Sony's position is untenable.