Sony has been busy testing its cross-play functions for the PlayStation 4, but it looks like the beta phase has finally come to an end.
As confirmed by Wired, the PS4’s cross-play function is now a full and complete feature for developers to do with what they will. Hooray!
The beta testing originally began late last year with Fortnite, before opening up to the likes of Rocket League. With the test phase out of the way it’s pretty likely that we’ll be seeing more multi-platform games which support cross-play.
The news comes just a few weeks before the launch of Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is likely to be the first upcoming title which will support cross-play from day one.
Although the majority of gamers fully support the idea of cross-play, the notion does raise some issues when it comes to set-up. PC gaming rigs are generally accepted to be the most accurate way to play, while consoles can offer some more stability compared to a mouse and keyboard. The differences in how you play the game can lead to balance issues during matches, but hopefully it’s something that can be worked out from title to title.
In other PlayStation news, it’s been announced that Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman, Shawn Layden, is stepping down from his role in the company.
On Twitter, Sony wrote: “It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden will be departing SIE. His visionary leadership will be greatly missed. We wish him success in future endeavors and are deeply grateful for his years of service. Thanks for everything, Shawn!”
With the next-generation of consoles set to hit the shelves in 2020, it seems like a strange time for Layden to step away from his role. Let’s hope it doesn’t spell bad news for the PS5!
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