- Sony’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will not be getting cross-platform play.
- As to why, he said, in regards to Fortnite, that the PlayStation 4 is the best place to play and provides the best experience for users.
Sony has been getting a lot of flack from the gaming community in regards to their stance on cross-platform play for the PlayStation 4. Awhile back, the company claimed that they would look into the matter but no official statements had been released until now.
During a conference in Berlin, Sony’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, was asked about the issue and had this to say in regards to cross-platform play for Fortnite:
“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,” he said. “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.”
Yoshida also went on to explain that competition is good for the industry:
“I think competition is always good. Healthy, fair competition is always good for the industry and growth, I think competition with Nintendo and Xbox is a healthy situation.”