It took so long that we had almost lost our faith about it being possible, but here we are — PS4 cross-play support is out of its beta stage.
As you might recall, Sony’s always been somewhat cagey about chances for other players to play together with the PlayStation 4 owners. Still, under the pressure of people in the games industry has changed its mind and started to open the gates with Fortnite and a handful of other lucky titles.
Now, thanks to a report from Wired, we learn that this phase is now over and that any game willing to support cross-play can count PS4 in without any particular procedure to implement, just like on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (and PC, of course).
“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,” says Wired.
So, this is most likely the end of a page in the games industry that we would have been happy to skip at all. Sony has done everything it could to prevent PS4 owners from playing multiplayer games together with other platforms and had to surrender only due to Microsoft and its own players’ pressure. Luckily enough, by the way, it’s over.