Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is still a huge success and that’s exactly why the title is used again and again for the debate about crossplay. In a recent interview, Sony’s Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida spoke on the subject.
DualShockers’ colleagues returned to crossplay in a recent interview and asked Kenichiro Yoshida why Sony continues to oppose cross-platform gaming. Among other things, the Chief Executive replied with the following words.
“On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite together with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users and that is our conviction”.
Sony, however, is not totally against crossplay. After all, PlayStation 4 players can easily jump over the island with other players who have the PC version and try to win together. However, PS4 and Xbox One or Nintendo Switch players do not meet. Although Yoshida emphasizes this fact, he does not provide an official reason for this approach.
“But actually we have already opened some games for crossplay with PC and some other[platforms], so we can assess what is the best experience for the players. That’s our way of thinking about it.”
Ultimately, competition plays a big role and if you let PS4 and Xbox One players compete against each other, you run the risk of finding out where the better players can be found on which platform. The marketing departments of the companies would certainly take advantage of this fact to claim that their own console is superior to the competition. Since Sony currently dominates the console market, you probably don’t want to take any unnecessary risks. Microsoft, on the other hand, has nothing to lose. That is why we are in favour of crossplay.