PS4 version of Skullgirls confirmed to have have multiplayer crossplay w/ PS3 version

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At first i was pissed this wasn't crossbuy and i have to buy the game again, but things like this soften the blow somewhat. Hopefully its a decent price
 

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too bad they didnt go with PS3/Steam crossplay
It was a possibility 3 years ago during the indiegogo campaign
 

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Didn't know a ps4 version was in the works! Always wanted to pick this up but it totally slipped my mind
 

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too bad they didnt go with PS3/Steam crossplay
It was a possibility 3 years ago during the indiegogo campaign
It's not they didn't do it, but that Sony told them no, they will not allow them to do it said the middleware Valve used with Portal 2 wasn't approved middleware for 3rd party companies and just a special one time thing with Valve. Ravidrath has mentioned before that they very much wanted to do it but ran into that big stop sign with Sony. It stopped being a possibility right then.

But who knows, maybe they'd reconsider if Lab Zero had some desire to try again. I gotta imagine they're getting tired of working on the same game for so long and want to try something new tho
 

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It's not they didn't do it, but that Sony told them no, they will not allow them to do it. Ravidrath has mentioned before that they very much wanted to do it but ran into a big stop sign with Sony. It stopped being a possibility right then.

But who knows, maybe they'd reconsider if Lab Zero had some desire to try again. I gotta imagine they're getting tired of working on the same game for so long and want to try something new tho
Isn't SF5 gonna be cross-play beween SF4+Steam?
 

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Isn't SF5 gonna be cross-play beween SF4+Steam?
Yeah, I guess someone at Sony changed their opinion on cross play with Steam again after some time. Or maybe there are technical reasons that makes things easier on PS4. Either way, I imagine that felt like a sharp elbow to the ribs for LZ.

Keep in mind everything I mentioned is in the context of quite some time ago, pre-PS4. Just a little after their IndieGoGo campaign.
 

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I don't think Sony ever explicitly said "No" to crossplay between PC and PS3, it was more that the middleware software that would have allowed them to do it, whatever Portal 2 was using, wasn't approved for use for anyone other than Valve.

Regardless, PS4/PS3 crossplay is some fantastic news and will hopefully breathe some more life into the PS3 version of the game. Right now the PC version is the dominant community/platform of choice for the game.
 

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I don't think Sony ever explicitly said "No" to crossplay between PC and PS3, it was more that the middleware software that would have allowed them to do it, whatever Portal 2 was using, wasn't approved for use for anyone other than Valve.

Regardless, PS4/PS3 crossplay is some fantastic news and will hopefully breathe some more life into the PS3 version of the game. Right now the PC version is the dominant community/platform of choice for the game.
Oh yeah, something about the middleware being a one time special thing right? My brain must have filtered all the tech stuff from my memory for something more dramatic
 

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Talking about crossplay, so now a crossplay between PS4 and PC version of Skullgirls can be done?
 

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Oh hey, this thread happened, apparently!

From Persona's twitter, a Senior Animator on Skullgirls:

Persona ‏@personasama

.@Skullgirls news for tonight: Beowulf patch is submitted to Sony for testing + the PS4 version of SG will have multiplayer crossplay w/ PS3​

Totally wasn't expecting this. Pretty rad. And just because here's Beowulf's theme music.
It's still in testing, but the intention is to have full cross-play between PS4/Vita/PS3. The whole Sony family can play together, and whatnot!


At first i was pissed this wasn't crossbuy and i have to buy the game again, but things like this soften the blow somewhat. Hopefully its a decent price
It'll be PS4/Vita cross-buy, but we're spending too much on the ports and new features to give it away free to everyone that bought the PS3 version.


Any idea when its coming out on PS4, havnt heard much since it was delayed.
It'll be out in Q2, and we'll release Robo-Fortune alongside the PS4 version to reinvigorate the PS3 side of the community, too.


Is the Vita Version coming out at the same Time as the PS4 Version?
We're aiming for that, but it's not certain.


Talking about crossplay, so now a crossplay between PS4 and PC version of Skullgirls can be done?
We'd have to run our own servers, write our own networking libraries, etc. to make this possible. And we don't have the money or resources to do that.

Also, this is entirely speculative, but I would not be surprised if Capcom was going to offer some kind of premium MP experience to pay for their servers, etc.


Also...

There will be a PS4 theme for preordering. Really happy with the background art, and working on icons, music, etc. for the rest of it.
 

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Oh hey, this thread happened, apparently.



It'll be PS4/Vita cross-buy, but we're spending too much on the ports and new features to give it away free to everyone that bought the PS3 version.




It'll be out in Q2, and we'll release Robo-Fortune alongside the PS4 version to reinvigorate the PS3 side of the community, too.




We're aiming for that, but it's not certain.




We'd have to run our own servers, write our own networking libraries, etc. to make this possible. And we don't have the money or resources to do that.

Also, this is entirely speculative, but I would not be surprised if Capcom was going to offer some kind of premium MP experience to pay for their servers, etc.
So does Vita have cross play with the other PS platforms?
 
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God damn, Lab Zero is constantly putting in the work.
They deserve so much more
This. They are like the people's champion when it comes to this kinda stuff arent they?

The big three should really take a page...
 

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Shame that crossplay pc/ps4 wont happen, still keep doing the good job lab zero.