Sony Financially Discouraged Developers From Incorporating CrossPlay On PlayStation

JinCA

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You guys have SERIOUSLY short memories. PS2, Xbox, and even X360 and PS3 had rampant cheating that wasn't just glitchs and game exploits. You guys are delusional.

I played the SOCOM series religiously which was absolutely RUINED by cheaters, Halo 2, Call of Duty games, all of the popular one's people completely ruined.
People cheated on the Halo 2 for xbox/360 I remember, the person who hosted the game would do some trick with their modem I believe to screw up the game for everyone else. I'm sure there was cheating on PS2/PS3 too I only mentioned that specific way of cheating on xbox because it happened when I would play Halo 2 with a friend of mine and we ended up quitting a lot of matches because of it. I don't think that's an issue on console anymore though, on PC cheating is still a regular thing.
 
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JinCA

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What a shock Yawn Yeah is making another complaint video lol, how does this guy even make money on this s***. I still don't get why anyone cares about crossplay, I don't think anyone here has played a game on PS4 and not been able to find enough people to play with unless it's just a dead game and if that's the case it's going to be dead on xbox and pc as well. I know some say "well that way all friends can play together" most groups of friends already game on the same type of system.
 
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What a shock Yawn Yeah is making another complaint video lol, how does this guy even make money on this s***. I still don't get why anyone cares about crossplay, I don't think anyone here has played a game on PS4 and not been able to find enough people to play with unless it's just a dead game and if that's the case it's going to be dead on xbox and pc as well. I know some say "well that way all friends can play together" most groups of friends already game on the same type of system.
I didn’t watch it, what’s the tldr? Did he just cover what’s out there already or anything new?
 

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I didn’t watch it, what’s the tldr? Did he just cover what’s out there already or anything new?
Didn't want to give him the click so I didn't watch it either, he never has anything of substance to offer he just goes over whatever people on forums are complaining about and offers no expert analysis or anything of value so I really don't want to give him any attention.
 
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TLDR is Sony is a dick.
The slightly longer version is Sony do not want crossplay as they think it's not a good business move.
But not having crossplay make them looks bad, so they "bend over" & enable crossplay but with string attached.

Demand any dev to add crossplay to compensate Sony the difference in revenue from crossplay is less than expected base on the share of the game on platforms.

Say a game sell 50% on PS4. But revenue is 60% xbox, 40% PS4 from mtx/DLC or whatever, They have to compensate for the 10% loss of revenue. something like that.

There are some other dicky things in the video, but this is what I remembered
 

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Here's what I don't understand about this whole "...but PC Cheaters" defense. Didn't Sony already allow PC cross-play with some games, previously? To my knowledge, this whole recent debate (and leaked documents) has been about Sony allowing "cross-console" play or not. If the PC thing was already there, this PC cheater thing should be moot, IMO.

Maybe I'm wrong. I don't play a lot of multi-player games on PS platform, myself. I just could have sworn PC/console cross-play was already a thing.
 
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