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Minecraft Cross-Play Conversation Continues Between Microsoft and Sony

Microsoft wants to play nice but it seems something is holding Sony back.


Can’t we all just get along? That question has been the general consensus when it comes to the various gaming communities desiring cross-play for their favorite multiplayer titles. Minecraft is one of the prime collaborative experiences to be had in gaming and, when Microsoft acquired Minecraft back in 2014, it would make sense to think they’d shove Sony out of the picture. The inverse has happened, actually, with Sony taking a strong stance against cross-play while Microsoft is open to welcoming Sony to the fold and a recent update shows that conversations are still going.

WCCFTech reports that, in the Better Together update for Minecraft, the talks were alluded to in this statement:

“While we are thrilled to be able to confirm the new version of Minecraft is coming to Nintendo Switch, we are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm. We would love to work with Sony to bring players on PlayStation 4 into this ecosystem as well.”

Last we checked, in June of last year, Minecraft surpassed 100 million units worldwide and there’s no doubt that it has grown significantly since. Knocking the walls down allowing for that entire community to interact with other would be a major moment for the gaming industry. If you haven’t already started building and exploring the incredibly deep world of Minecraft, the game is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

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