Epic says PS4/Xbox One crossplay was a mistake, Phil Spencer says 'leave it on'


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Remember when people thought they had discovered the secret holy grail of PS4 and Xbox One crossplay, even though Sony has already said "no way" to it? Well, it was a mistake.

Epic Games has since clarified that it was a "configuration issue" and has been since fixed, which is a huge bummer on Sony's part. It's still hilarious that Epic, willingly or not, decided to flip a switch and connect 60 million more potential players via PS4 with the rest of the playerbase, and that in one fell swoop, Sony put the kibosh on more power to their players. There's a lot of fishiness going on right now with Fornite, which debuted on PS4, as the Xbox version was also patched to eliminate a pool of PC players. Xbox boss Phil Spencer only had this to say following the snafu: "I would have liked to see them leave it on." 

Sony eventually needs to answer this call. Maybe not now, while they're riding high at 60 million PS4 units sold, but if the Switch keeps rising up, it'll be too big to be ignored. Nintendo has already agreed to do business with Microsoft with Minecraft and have fostered a relationship, so all Sony has to do is come in and agree to crossplay.

Xbox gamers are now playing against PS4 players [The Verge]

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