Microsoft sent shock waves through the gaming world when they announced cross-network play for Xbox One, potentially allowing owners of its home console to play games with PlayStation 4 and even Nintendo owners. Suffice to say, just about everyone is excited.
However, for the full potential of Cross-Network Play to be realized, Sony needs to lend its support. When Gamespot reached out to the Japanese tech giant inquiring about their interest in working with Microsoft, they said:
“PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”
Dancing around naming competitors is commonplace in the gaming industry, so the fact they didn't mention the Xbox One specifically is nothing to worry about. Microsoft has an open invitation for any company that wants to back their support for Cross-Network Play.
Sony should just join hands with its arch rival so that we can come closer to ending this silly console war.