Sony just changed its policy regarding PS4 crossplay after community backlash. In fact, not only the community but its competitors also took jabs at the company for the lack of PS4 crossplay.
Sony had its head up its, you know what, which was clear by its ridiculous statement when asked about crossplay.
On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.
Recent developments are a very strong indication that PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are going to feature crossplay day one. It is a safe bet at this point as the landscape of online gaming is changing. Crossplay is a rapidly growing feature, made popular by Fortnite and Rocket League. Sony was the main hurdle for implementing this feature in most games but now that company has sent PS4 crossplay into beta, more games are expected to feature crossplay.
As a result, crossplay will slowly become a standard for most multiplayer games.
PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Crossplay Needs Mouse and Keyboard Support
PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are expected to have this feature on day one but there is another feature all next-gen console games need mouse and keyboard support. Both PS4 and Xbox One support mouse and keyboard but it is up to the developers to utilize these options.
With next-gen games, it should become a standard on all games for one main reason, PC gamers. Controllers cannot be matched with the accuracy of mouse and keyboard on PvP environment. The playing field is already unfair due to frame rate differences, at least console gamers should get mouse and keyboard support to have some chance against PC’s accuracy.
Xbox One mouse and keyboard support are available for Xbox Insider members right now. By the time the next console comes out, this feature should be ready to go.