Kaz Hirai

Following the big hubbub brewed up by Microsoft regarding its vague statements on cross-platform play between Xbox and other platforms, people went a bit nuts - and many jumped the gun entirely. However, GameSpot's actually managed to get a response of sorts from Sony, and without inflating our egos, the company's statement falls almost exactly in line with what our very own Sammy Barker wrote in his latest reaction piece.

Following Microsoft's open letter on the subject, GameSpot asked Sony if it had anything to say. This was the Japanese giant's response: "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." To us, that essentially sounds like Sony's saying "welcome to the party that started 14 years ago".

Indeed, as pointed out in Sammy's aforementioned article, Sony's been dipping into cross-platform play for years now - while Microsoft is only just beginning to make a move, having previously been against the idea. "We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play," Sony concludes.

[source gamespot.com]