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Old 06-22-2018, 08:25 PM   #1
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Nintendo And Microsoft Are Rubbing Sony's Face In It

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Nintendo And Microsoft Are Rubbing Sony's Face In It

Weíre conditioned to expect console manufacturers to be bitter rivals, constantly at each otherís throats in a battle for market supremacy. But sometimes, the enemy of an enemy can be a friend.

We got a reminder during E3 that the PS4, unlike most other platforms on Earth, does not support crossplay between consoles. That means that if you have an Xbox One, and a friend of yours has a PS4, and you both want to play the same game together, you canít.

Some of the worldís biggest games, from Fortnite to Minecraft to Rocket League, all support some variety of crossplay, allowing people with PCs, Xbox Ones, mobiles and Nintendo consoles to play on the same servers. Yet Sony continues to refuse to allow PlayStation consoles to get in on the fun when it comes to playing with Microsoft or Nintendo consoles.

In the wake of E3 and the disappointment of Fortniteís account locking, then, two of the companies that do allow crossplay have teamed up to take a swing at the PlayStation 4 with this commercial for Minecraft, a game thatís also available on PS4:

And theyíre really rubbing it in:

This isnít an ad designed to highlight the platforms that are playing together. Itís designed to highlight the platform that isnít.

And while at the end of the day itís just a marketing jab, I think itís one a lot of people can genuinely get behind because Sonyís policy sucks, and if two rival massive companies want to have some fun with that, then have at it.
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