Sony PlayStation 4 PS4 Cross-Play

Sony has been criticised for its tough stance on cross-console compatibility, initially giving developers and players looking for the functionality a hard "no". Of course, more recently, the platform holder has softened on the issue. Last year, the company announced a "major policy change" with regards to cross-play, stating it would be trialling the service in beta form with Fortnite. Over the last 12 months or so, this beta has remained in place, as far as we know, and a handful of other games have been allowed to bring cross-play to PlayStation 4.

Now, it seems that Sony's beta stage of cross-play is officially over. A new report from Wired says PS4's cross-play beta has come to an end: "While it's not announcing the news explicitly, the PS4's cross-play efforts have officially moved out of the beta stage, meaning that the console can support cross-play on any titles that studios provide the functionality for," it reads. "This month's [Call of Duty:] Modern Warfare may be the first major title to take advantage of it at launch, and likely won't be the last."

Additionally, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has been retweeting some stories on this topic, so it definitely seems that cross-play is now all systems go on PS4. That should mean all the studios that want to include the functionality in their games are now able to do so, and perhaps our list of compatible titles won't look quite so barren in future.

We've reached out to Sony for comment.