So the illustrious dance of the console manufacturers continues. Sony says they’re willing to talk with developers regarding Microsoft’s their recent “open invitation” to let console players play online together.
A little catch up, first. Microsoft earlier this week announced that it’d let the PC and Xbox One crowd play together online, and the first title it’s doing that with is Rocket League. In that announcement, the company also offered an “open invitation” for “other console and PC networks” to engage in this cross-platform play.
When asked about this invitation at GDC, as reported by Gamespot, here’s how Sony responded:
“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.”
As Gamespot notes, the response is rather indecisive. Sony is happy to talk with publishers or developers, but they don’t specifically (much like Microsoft in their earlier statement) nod to the makers of the Xbox One.
It does sound like, however, Sony would be willing to talk with, say, EA about a cross-platform version of Titanfall. That’s just me spit-balling, of course, but the verbiage suggests as much.