Gamers get ready for Xbox Live Cross platform, which is definitely coming true and now you can play across multiple consoles including on your PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
On the heels of Microsoft announcing the opening of its Xbox Live platform to developers to start cross platform gaming, Sony has also given its ?go ahead? for PlayStation Network to support cross platform.
Sony responded to Gamespot?s comment that they are definitely looking forward to an open platform-based gaming though they specifically didn?t talk about a deal with Microsoft?s Xbox.
“PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002,? read the statement from the corporation.
?We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”
Sony is the leading market console seller with its PlayStation 4 sales at 37.5 million consoles since its debut selling 2 to 1 against the Microsoft?s Xbox One. But with cross platform allowing people on different consoles to play with each other, Sony could likely lose some sales to people who are now willing to choose a different console without having to worry about multi-player gaming.
Meanwhile, Sony has announced that its upcoming virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR which would work with its PS4, will be released in October and is priced at $399.
Sony revealed that the headset features a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) OLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, 100-degree field of view, and 360-degree tracking sensors. The device is compatible with the DualShock 4 and PS Move controllers, and requires the PlayStation Move camera that will cost extra.
Sony said that more than 230 developers are building content for the PlayStation VR device and 50 games are expected to be ready by the launch date. The company also revealed that it teamed up with development company EA Sports and Lucasfilm for a Star Wars Battlefront game that will be released as a PlayStation VR exclusive.
With its competitively cheaper pricing than the expensive Oculus VR which sells at $599 and require another $1,000 for a compatible PC, Sony seems to be heading in the right direction. So, it wouldn?t have a problem with sales of its PS4 even if it opens up its PSN platform for cross platform gaming.
Soon enough, you and your friends could be playing your favorite Call of Duty or FIFA across all platforms including Xbox Live, PSN as well as on the PC platform. This is a great step given that some of hardcore gamers used to own more than one console just to multi-play across different platforms.