Phil Spencer on Cross Play with Sony- "[Sony] should talk about what their view is"

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That's bullshit bro. Just moving on is giving Sony a slide on their dumb bad for consumers practices. This shit should be talked about more and LOUDER. I have no sides on the console battle, except the overall consumer.
It's funny seeing all the backlash for a pro-consumer move.
Some people reeaaaally don't like Phil lmao.
 
As I'm moving away from ps4 pro to Xbox one X I'm actually fine with cross play between Xbox, PC and Nintendo. It's gonna be great and really looking forward to this.
I'm still keeping my ps4 pro for the exclusives of course but multiplayer, Ms own games and 3rd parts will be played on Xbox. The user base with these three platforms all combined will be huge and much bigger than on Playstation as well so it's a no brainer.
You do know PlayStation has crossplay with PC right. So unless Nintendo and Xbox are able to match the amount of ps4s out there. It will still be a bigger userbase. Probably be why Sony doesn't give a damn about it right now .
 
What no? This isn't Phil being 'for the gamers' - this is about one business trying to shame another business into making a bad move.

There are 60 million playstation 4 systems out there for you to play with/again online. Sony don't need to do shit. Let's not forget this is also the guy who said he was against console exclusive content when Sony got dibs on all the Destiny goodies, then signed up a shit ton of their own console exclusives a few months later.
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He understands perfectly well. He is trying to get populous to make noise and force Sony to allow Cross Play with Xbox. Of course Sony understand business perfectly too. Until they feel any pressure to their bottom line they are going to keep quite on this.
Yep, Spencer wants cross play because it benefits his platform. Sony doesn't because it doesn't benefit their platform. If sales were reversed, then their positions would be reversed as well.
 
At the very least, a lot of people are hoping for the Goldeneye situation to get resolved somehow. An exchange of N64 Mini for Goldeneye HD would probably be just the ticket.
So you mean original Goldeneye for N64 Mini in exchange for an HD version for Xbox?

I'd be down for that.
 
Looking forward to the Better Together update on Minecraft and everyone is playing in huge worlds with snazzy graphics. Apart from those playing on the PS4, they'll be playing the old, shit legacy edition.

Maybe enough gamers will kick up a stink then to make Sony give a fuck?
 
Who said he's not?

When he's asked a question about crossplay, is he supposed to ignore the question and go on about lack of 3rd party support from indies/japan and Xbox exclusives?

That makes no sense.
No, but its time to let it go, its not going to happen and is not in his hand to change another company view on the subject. He could just say that Sony doesnt care about it /end.

As an Xbox owner I dont care about it neither, if he wants a bigger pool of players he should step up his game and attract new players, thats all.
 
Like Phil implies, Sony doesn’t want to do it because it sells consoles. No amount of pressure is going to make Sony come out and admit that. Would be nice if they just came out and said business reasons and move on but that might just create a bigger backlash so they are doing the next best thing which is ignoring/staying quiet.
 
Phil laying on the pressure, but Sony dont care about crossplay. Just like MS didnt care back in the 360 days.
Basically. It's solid good guy Phil bullshit like he always craps out, but totally pointless. If you swapped market positions right now, we'd never hear from Phil on this again.

That said, Sony does still deserve the beating they've taken on this.
 
Then ps4 owners should be crying for it on their side then. Media should be asking Sony instead of MS.

MS said they were open and that should be it. I don't really give a shit as a Xbox owner, and Spencer repeatedly talking about it looks desperate.
How about he keeps getting asked by the media (your words) and answers the question. Show me where he randomly post on twitter saying "hey it's another day and no Sony cross-play, go talk to them." If he did not respond and said no comment it would get spun out of control. At least when he is asked he stays on point and gives the same answer "talk to Sony."
 
This is getting a bit pathetic. No they don't want it Phil.

I know people who are looking for a monthly 10+ page uproar don’t wanna see a post like yours. But it’s true.

If, And that’s a big IF Sony ends up wanting it. I’m sure Phil will be the first to know. Since according to him, they talk all the time. Because someone at Sony already said no to everyone else. I don’t believe they need a press conference or a yt video to make the statement more official.

Sony’s got a super busy holiday + first 3 months of 2018 coming up. And MS got their updated X1 to worry about.
 

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Here we go again, smh. Phil should really focus on the upcoming Xbox hardware launch. Its the winner of the war that dictates the policies so this type of pressure isn't going to work.
As we've seen, console leadership is a tenuous thing. Nintendo, MS, and Sony have all swapped places numerous times since the original Xbox was launched. Wii killed, 360 killed at launch, Wii U flopped, then PS4 beat Xbone. Who knows what will happen next.

If Sony is looking at the situation as they don't have to then that's a short-sighted view. You're not going to win long-term if you're not consumer focused. Look at any business and that's the reality. Here there are two 'customers': the players and the game developers. Cross play helps both tremendously.

So MS and Nintendo are adding value. Making their products better. Giving more options and choices to their customers. Helping developers. Sony is not. Maybe that will be ok at the end of the day. Maybe not. But I'd rather think about improving my customer experience than not.
 
I know interviewers keep asking him (and will continue to keep asking him) the same question, but at some point he needs to focus on his own business.

The press can badger Sony for a statement if they must, but it's really got nothing to do with Phil at this point if Microsoft's stance hasn't changed.
What do you think he does all day? Complain in the office about Minecraft not having crossplay?
 

Panajev2001a

GAF's Pleasant Genius
Executive of console manufacturer fights for consumer rights to make all games better for consumers and developers... consumers tell him to give up. Way to go guys.
Oh come on though... Sony is pushing back for the same reason MS was pushing back before and they will find a way to make it difficult/push back again if they get so much ahead of the competition in sales: there is NO business incentive in opening the walled garden that much that it even so slightly removes one incentive to stick with your platform/buy your platform instead of the competition. Would it be nice if it was different? Yes. Is Microsoft fighting for that? I do not think so, they want less incentive for their players to jump ship and/or give money to their competition and buy their online service/games (giving them royalty on sales).
 
It's clear Sony will continue to give non answers until it gets to a point they can't ignore. Saying that the press be going after gate-kepper(Sony) not outside parties here.
They have, they said if it requires an xbox live account to play on a PS4 then they are noping the fuck out of it.

How bout this guy does his job and actually opens some new first party studios, rather than moaning that they are not letting the trojan horse into their fort.

Not so sensible
 
For anyone with the position that MS wouldn't be pushing for this if the Xbox One was number 1, answer this question: why does that matter when they're not in real life? Why is a hypothetical situation the sort of thing to get hung up on when there's a more pressing one that in one situation is leading to a worse version of a game on PS4, and not a small one at that?
 

Panajev2001a

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As we've seen, console leadership is a tenuous thing. Nintendo, MS, and Sony have all swapped places numerous times since the original Xbox was launched. Wii killed, 360 killed at launch, Wii U flopped, then PS4 beat Xbone. Who knows what will happen next.

If Sony is looking at the situation as they don't have to then that's a short-sighted view. You're going to win long-term if you're not consumer focused. Look at any business and that's the reality. Here there are two 'customers': the players and the game developers. Cross play helps both tremendously.

So MS and Nintendo are adding value. Making their products better. Giving more options and choices to their customers. Helping developers. Sony is not. Maybe that will be ok at the end of the day. Maybe not. But I'd rather think about improving my customer experience than not.
Watch MS open up to Sony and rolling the red carpet if they get back in the lead and have a similarly massive userbase difference... hint... they will not make it easy...
 
Executive of console manufacturer fights for consumer rights to make all games better for consumers and developers... consumers tell him to give up. Way to go guys.
I mean seriously I want this not for Minecraft and I don't care if Sony doesn't want to do it.

I want this so every game that is able to be crossplay becomes crossplay. This isn't about Minecraft. This is about every multi-platform game that can become crossplay to be cross play this is about, Minecraft, Rocket League, Fortnite, and more to come. The more games become easier to be cross-platform they will continue to want crossplay.

Stop thinking this is only about Minecraft. It's not.
 
Sony have really given Microsoft a massive PR win by the way they've handled cross-play talk. Phil is smart to put the pressure on them again. From a business perspective I find it hard to blame Sony, there isn't a whole lot to be gained for them, but they should just admit that they don't want it because they want people to be playing on PS4s as opposed to XB1s.
 
What no? This isn't Phil being 'for the gamers' - this is about one business trying to shame another business into making a bad move.

There are 60 million playstation 4 systems out there for you to play with/again online. Sony don't need to do shit. Let's not forget this is also the guy who said he was against console exclusive content when Sony got dibs on all the Destiny goodies, then signed up a shit ton of their own console exclusives a few months later.
Except for DQX where they couldn’t hold a population.
And probably a multitude of other games that could of held a population of it was crossplay.
 
I don't think people on GAF like Phil. The reason as to why being rather obvious for some posters.

Fanboys
People don't like Phil because he's a sanctimonious bullshit artist. He's against 3rd party exclusives, until he's for them, but then it's some other reason that it's bad for Sony to have exclusive things, but not for Xbox to have exclusive things. He's not flogging cross play because he's some warrior for consumer rights, he's flogging it because it's good for Xbox. If market positions were reversed he would feel the opposite way. He's a PR man selling his brand, and that's fine, but the Xbox fans who feel he's some kind of beacon of virtue of doing it gets old.
 
I mean seriously I want this not for Minecraft and I don't care if Sony doesn't want to do it.

I want this so every game that is able to be crossplay becomes crossplay. This isn't about Minecraft. This is about every multi-platform game that can become crossplay to be cross play this is about, Minecraft, Rocket League, Fortnite, and more to come. The more games become easier to be cross-platform they will continue to want crossplay.

Stop thinking this is only about Minecraft. It's not.
Exactly.
Sony either needs to budge or at least fess up their genuine stance instead of using children as a cop-out.
 

Panajev2001a

GAF's Pleasant Genius
For anyone with the position that MS wouldn't be pushing for this if the Xbox One was number 1, answer this question: why does that matter when they're not in real life?
I only have a problem with the BS moral argument... not that it would not be better for gamers... also, Sony could open up for PS4 and I would be sure that if MS got a huge lead next generation you would have the same problem again. If one wanted to be cynical...people on PS4, the PS4 gamers that Sony says they are shepharding and taking care of do not have online userbase issues, they do not have problems finding players.
 
This isn't new info, or a new take, but it is what it is; developers, publishers, and players have expressed the desire for crossplay, to the point where technical implementation is already set up in advance. The business side of it benefits games and publishers. The engineering is a non-issue this generation, and unless you're an evangelical for one platform or the other, it's a benefit to players of all stripes.

Some people get frustrated when Spencer is asked this question in interviews and he answers it. There can't even be the accusation that it's a misleading answer. It's like the situation itself frustrates them, but it would be difficult for them to emotionally reconcile the events with the figures, so they deflect or prevaricate. If Sony's reasoning for their policy is sound, they should communicate it. All we have so far is something that's not a stretch to call a lie.
 
What no? This isn't Phil being 'for the gamers' - this is about one business trying to shame another business into making a bad move.
The only way you could think allowing crossplay would be a bad move for Sony is if you're a shareholder or you're an executive there. It would only be positive for Ps4 players.

All games would benefit. Healthy games would have better skill-based matchmaking with the larger player pool, and regions without healthy populations would become more healthy. Playing at odd hours for your region would be less of a problem. Developers could support their games better and longer with one unified population, and take more risks on games that might not capture the populations to sustain individual communities on separate platforms.

Bwhahaha.
Must be nice living in that fantasy land.
This is what is happening. Whatever motivations you want to assign to it are irrelevant. But sure, continue to be flippant about voting against your own interests.
 
Do people realize how much of a big boost it would be for MS if Sony agreed right when the more powerful Xbox one x is launching? Basically, Sony giving the green light to players that they can safely buy the other console and still play destiny, cod with your friends. Yes it works the other way too but Sony stands to lose way more in this scenario, it would be great for consumers but as a business the market leader is always going to be reluctant.
 
For anyone with the position that MS wouldn't be pushing for this if the Xbox One was number 1, answer this question: why does that matter when they're not in real life? Why is a hypothetical situation the sort of thing to get hung up on when there's a more pressing one that in one situation is leading to a worse version of a game on PS4, and not a small one at that?
1. They're tired of hearing about it for some reason.
2. It doesnt affect them.
 
Executive of console manufacturer fights for consumer rights to make all games better for consumers and developers... consumers tell him to give up. Way to go guys.
Amazing to still see responses this credulous.

As we've seen, console leadership is a tenuous thing. Nintendo, MS, and Sony have all swapped places numerous times since the original Xbox was launched. Wii killed, 360 killed at launch, Wii U flopped, then PS4 beat Xbone. Who knows what will happen next.

If Sony is looking at the situation as they don't have to then that's a short-sighted view. You're going to win long-term if you're not consumer focused. Look at any business and that's the reality. Here there are two 'customers': the players and the game developers. Cross play helps both tremendously.

So MS and Nintendo are adding value. Making their products better. Giving more options and choices to their customers. Helping developers. Sony is not. Maybe that will be ok at the end of the day. Maybe not. But I'd rather think about improving my customer experience than not.
I don't think the console market is quite the rollercoaster people portray it as. Sony basically sells 100m+ units every gen and leads the market. Even last gen, which seemed like a prank Sony was pulling to see how much they could alienate and infuriate customers, still saw Sony moving almost 100m units.
 
Sony: "We are the market leaders in both sales and name brand. We are completely dominant and are on pace to have the best selling console of all time. There is zero incentive to let other companies into our playground for multiplayer. Want the best multiplayer experience on a console? Get it on PS4."

That is their answer. They will never say it that clearly, but means the PS4 saved Sony as company I can't really fault their business reasoning for this even though it sucks for consumers.
 
It's good for all consumers to have cross play, case closed. It's good for everyone. Unless you're a stockholder, you should not think it's fine. Look out for yourself, who is a consumer, not a brand.
 
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