There are some development studios suggesting that Sony and Microsoft will focus more on offering the cross-play feature in their upcoming platforms of PS5 and the Next Xbox. Games as popular as Rocket League or Fortnite Battle Royale would have paved the way to bring players from both consoles, and it seems that the industry could continue in this direction.
“With the recent trends we’ve seen, we would not exclude it,” said Paul Keslin of Avalanche Games to GamingBolt. “New technology is always exciting to work with, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds in store, both for players and developers.”
Sony was the one who, finally, allowed the multiplatform game for Fortnite Battle Royale. Nintendo and Microsoft were already in favor of offering this feature to both players and development teams.
Nintendo CEO, Susumu Tanaka, said the company would continue to support developers : “We are inclined to do what we can to help publishers incorporate crossplay when that is what they want. The other parties involved also have a say in whether we are able to reach this outcome or not, so we will continue to discuss it with them.”
On the other hand, other development studios are suggesting that the new platforms of PS5 and Next Xbox would offer the backward compatibility feature.