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Phil Spencer: Sony’s Logic Behind Not Allowing Cross-Platform Play “Doesn’t Seem Healthy”

Cross-Platform Play has been a topic of discussions for quite some time. On one hand, Microsoft is ready to embrace it and even emphasizes it but, on the other hand, Sony is reluctant to even consider it and considers it a security risk for its users. However, Microsoft still intends to support Cross-Platform Play and considers Sony’s argument unhealthy for the industry.

Speaking with Giant Bomb, Xbox head Phil Spencer responded to Jim Rayan’s comments about the Cross-Platform Play saying that the argument Sony is presenting is not healthy for the game industry. He added that user security is among Microsoft’s the top priorities.

I would love for players on all platforms to stay connected. The fact that somebody would make an assertion that somehow we’re not keeping Minecraft players safe … I found, not only from a Microsoft perspective but an industry perspective, I don’t know why that has to become the dialogue. That doesn’t seem healthy for anyone. We can always do better with anything we do. I find the whole discussion around safety with our game and that somehow we wouldn’t take that as a top priority … and frankly, through our parental controls on Xbox Live and everything else that we’ve done, shown that that’s incredible important to us as a platform.

He added that Microsoft is still looking forward to working with Sony to bring Cross Platform Play to Minecraft and assured that user safety is very important for Microsoft’s team.

Do you think Sony is right to think that Cross Play is a security risk for its users? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Giant Bomb