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Sony refused cross platform play in Minecraft

EvB

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Minecraft was announced as being cross play across PC, Xbox, Switch and Tablets. PS4 was not mentioned.

Jez Corden just tweeted the reason why
 

mishakoz

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For the record, we don't know if there were conditions on the deal that PlayStation refuted.
 

Spirited

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Why can't we have nice things.

Because sony is market leader and they gain nothing by cross-platform play, actually probably the opposite.

EDIT: For those continually quoting me, I'm NOT IN ANY WAY saying this is a good excuse, it's beyond shitty and I'm not trying to defend sony.
 

NewDust

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Not suprised, but we can't really have a meaningfull discussion without knowing the details.
 

Audioboxer

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Is this going to be something stupid like whatever issue there is with Sony and Bethesda game mods?
 

tiredheadcrab

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I mean fucking Nintendo with whatever network they want to run, will have Minecraft cross play. Its like Kaz twitter said about Nintendo getting name changes before Sony, its like finding out your grandparents got Snapchat before you.
 

Chuck Norris

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Because sony is market leader and they gain nothing by cross-platform play, actually probably the opposite.
I'd say this

If MS were in the market leader spot they wouldn't be heavily chasing cross platform play. They are doing it because it takes away a competitive advantage of userbase
 

Simply Sami

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Weren't Sony pushing for this a few years ago? Then MS suddenly changed their minds. Since then Sony have been quiet.
 

13ruce

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Sony be like oh no my pride over a positive business decision.

They probably even think ha MS take that we don't care! We are the Market leader anyway lulz.
 

GiantBreadbug

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In before "but business" (but not really before since it's already happening).

Fuck off with that shit. It's a pretty pathetic thing to be defending.
 
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For the record, we don't know if there were conditions on the deal that PlayStation refuted.

However, we can probably assume that any conditions were also imposed on Nintendo, but they agreed, and Ninty isn't easy to deal with most of the time...