Microsoft Nintendoes What Sony Nintendon’t

25 June, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Darren Santiago
  • Nintendo invites Xbox to play and be

And Minecraft is becoming only the second game on the Switch to allow its players to interact with those on PC and Xbox (the first being Fortnite).

The clip shows Xbox One and Switch owners playing Minecraft alongside each other, complete with each companies' respective red and green branding. Sony may not be too keen on the idea of cross-play, but Nintendo and Xbox sure are capitalizing on it.

For now, Sony remains elusive about its plans for cross-play - if it has any at all.

Responding to the recent criticism, Sony released an official statement emphasizing that it is "always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience".

Check out the trailer for yourself below! Microsoft and Nintendo have taken the opportunity to remind gamers out there that cross-play exists on other systems.

This isn't an ad created to highlight the platforms that are playing together. After all, the company owns Minecraft developer Mojang.

According to SciresM, Nintendo employs extremely strong anti-piracy measures, and bans consoles from its online services when it detects chicanery.

The games that are selected for the special pricing are PS4 exclusives, which include games such as multi-platformed games like EA DICE's 2013 shooter Battlefield 4 and Naughty Dog's 2016 adventure Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Despite the underlying dig at the PlayStation manufacturer, Microsoft and Nintendo genuinely seem to want to promote cross-platform play in Minecraft.

It isn't the only instance though, with Rocket League allowing the same, and most recently Fortnite joining in the cross-play fun.

Sony is stuck between a rock and a hard place over this Fortnite issue. This contains a Title ID for the game, a console ID for your specific Switch and the Nintendo Account ID for the purchasing account.

I'd say these early collaborations between Microsoft and Nintendo could be the tip of a much larger strategic iceberg that will reveal itself in the months and years to come.

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