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Playstation Won't Play

Photo of kids with console logos on their faces and PS4 sitting alone

Owning an Xbox has been pretty tough since a lot of my friends own PlayStations. But, what if the difference in platforms didn't keep us from playing online together? That would be great, right? Well, not in Sony’s eyes.

For some time, Microsoft has been trying to get Sony on board with cross-platform play, but it seems for some reason Sony just doesn't want to. Minecraft just released an update that connects every version of the game, which even Nintendo Switch will be getting sometime this winter. That update means that everyone, no matter the platform, can play with each other... except PS4, obviously. Sony's reason for not joining the party was to (according to an interview between Jim Ryan and Eurogamer) “protect" their

players. Which to me, if Sony genuinely thinks that the community on the PSN is any less toxic than Xbox’s, that's bullshit. Despite that remark, Phil Spencer told GameSpot this past week, that Microsoft has been talking with Sony constantly about cross-platform online, but at this point he feels it's not going to happen.

Well, why the hell not?!

The old argument used to be that the two networks just worked differently and weren't compatible. Bullshit again! Not only has Rocket League’s developer, Psyonix, said in the past that they’re ready and willing, but also just a couple of weeks ago, Epic’s Fortnite had an apparent bug that had PS4 and Xbox players killing each other! This was quickly fixed, but it just goes to show that if given permission, developers could push some buttons and make it happen. Granted, Sony has allowed a few games to connect with PC players...

but, I mean... that’s on PC, who cares.