Minecraft crossplay between Xbox and PS4 is something that Microsoft is open to the idea. It would be interesting to see whether or not Sony would be interested in implementing this. Fortnite is a great example of crossplay and the fans are finally getting what they asked for.
Minecraft is an older game and is one of the best sellers for Microsoft. Sony could do the same here and open the doors for players that want to play games with one another no matter what they are using to play the game. Minecraft Crossplay across all platforms is something that all gamers would appreciate.
We believe in giving gamers the opportunity to play the games they want with the people they want. Whether that means working with our partners to deliver cross-network play with games like ‘Rocket League’ and ‘Fortnite’ or enabling cross-device play with the likes of Minecraft, we are supportive of new scenarios that enable more people to play and have fun together while gaming. We would love to bring players on PlayStation 4 into our Minecraft ecosystem as well but have nothing further to share at this time.
Black Ops 4 creator Treyarch also talked about crossplay and he mentioned that there is a lot of work to do but the feature could be coming out further down the line. Black Ops 4 is a highly anticipated game and we have seen the Black Ops 4 branded PC hardware and peripherals that Asus is selling. I am sure that cross-play is a feature that the fans will appreciate. The following is what Treyarch had to say regarding the matter:
We’ve had a great experience with cross-play for Hearthstone on other platforms and have witnessed how compelling it can be for our community. There’s still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platform side to understand whether cross-play might be integrated into our other games, so we’ll be watching the upcoming test and will assess what the potential impact of this feature would be for our players and our games.
We also heard that the upcoming Xbox Scarlet and PS5 could have crossplay functionality but the latest rumors suggest that PS5 will be coming out by the end of next year. If that is indeed the case then I am not sure how that is going to work. We will keep you updated regarding the matter so stay tuned for more information.
Let us know what you think about Minecraft crossplay between PS4 and Xbox and whether or not this is a feature that you are excited about.