PlayStation 4 Cross-Play Is Reportedly Out Of Beta

Sony has reportedly made a change to its platform policies, quietly taking PS4 cross-play out of beta. That means the console will support any game that wants to implement cross-play. We’ve already seen it come to PUBG and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare looks to be the first game that will have it at launch.

Wired reports that the company made the move official alongside other pro-growth changes, including a price drop for PlayStation Now. GameSpot has contacted Sony for clarification.

Sony had been long reluctant to embrace cross-play, despite increasing pressure from developers and competitors. That changed just over a year ago, when Sony relented and allowed it in limited capacity as a beta, keeping it to select games. This move represents an opening of the capability to any developer that wants to take advantage of it.

Of course, it will still rely on studios to implement the feature. Blizzard recently commented that cross-play on Overwatch, for example, is harder than people realize.

The price drop for PlayStation Now effectively halved the cost of the service, putting it roughly on par with Xbox’s competing Game Pass subscription. It also added God of War (2018), Infamous: Second Son, Grand Theft Auto V, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End as part of the subscription library for a limited time. Sony also appears to be preparing itself for streaming competitors with Microsoft’s xCloud and the launch of Google Stadia, as PlayStation Now offers a rotating library of streaming games that can be played on PS4 or PC.

from GameSpot – Game News

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