Microsoft says it's still trying to get Sony on board with Minecraft crossplay


Good luck

While Microsoft already tried to sweeten Sony on the Minecraft crossplay deal before their E3 announcement, it was to no avail. They had already gotten Apple, Google, and Nintendo on board with the concept, but currently market leader Sony seemingly didn't want anything to do with it.

A new FAQ dealing with the "Better Together" update however informs us that Microsoft is still trying to win them over, stating: "While we are thrilled to be able to confirm the new version of Minecraft is coming to Nintendo Switch, we are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm. We would love to work with Sony to bring players on PlayStation 4 into this ecosystem as well."

This isn't necessarily a new development, but the idea that Microsoft is still trying is encouraging. Maybe they'll cut some under the table deal where Sony gets a bigger taste of Minecraft sales? Who knows, I just hope it happens at some point.

Because then we can start talking Rocket League full crossplay across all platforms and so on. It would be a brave new world with giant playerbases and lengthy support cycles. Pretty much every developer I've spoken to over the past few years has wanted it, and so do the players.

Better Together FAQ [Minecraft]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Minecraft   (186)   From our database:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons still No.1 as Nintendo take over the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Minecraft's gigantic and frankly impressive RTX update is now live for everyone - Chris Carter
  • Cyber Monday had little impact on last week's UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Minecraft will soon require a Microsoft account - Brett Makedonski
  • The next big Minecraft update is Caves and Cliffs, here's some details - Chris Carter
  • Minecraft VR is playable with PlayStation VR thanks to a free update - Jordan Devore
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons atop the UK Charts once again - Chris Moyse
  • Jurassic World looks surprisingly cool in Minecraft - Jordan Devore
  • Pac-Man is in Minecraft now and it's kind of rad - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Minecraft #mobile #Nintendo Switch #PC #PS4 #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!