Former Sony employee John Smedley has weighed in on the cross platform controversy brewing around PlayStation. The former president of Daybreak Game Company (which used to be called Sony Online Entertainment) bluntly stated that the decision is one about money.
Smedley posted a tweet saying “… when I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money. They didn’t like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a Playstation.” Generally giving a voice to what many gamers have already been suspecting all along.
Cross platform play has become a big issue for PlayStation over the last year or so. Especially when games like Fortnite and Rocket League having accidentally allowed PS4 players to enter servers with other consoles. Showing that the technology exists, but isn’t being implemented.
The most recent issue surrounds the release of Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch.
btw when I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money. They didn’t like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a Playstation. simple as that. dumb reason, but there it is.
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 18, 2018
Sony has generally been adamant about refusing to allow cross platform play, and the company is not showing any signs of backing down. Having provided a multitude of excuses and reasons for maintaining PlayStation as a closed ecosystem. Which isn’t too bad, considering the number of people who already own PS4s.