Whoever’s fielding interview questions for Sony at E3 2017 may want to work with the PR department to come up with a good response, because Rocket League is the latest game to support cross-console play between the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC – but not the PlayStation 4.
So why doesn’t PlayStation support cross-console play? Well, the network effect is a selling point, and Sony almost certainly doesn’t want to lose that competitive advantage by opening up its 60 million plus install base to the other platforms.
Alas, it’s somehow managed to find itself in a no win situation here. If it eventually caves and decides to support the initiative, then it loses a not insignificant competitive advantage. But if it doesn’t… Well, that whole #4ThePlayers schtick ain’t going to play for much longer.