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Sony 'happy to have the conversation' about cross-platform multiplayer with devs

After Microsoft announced that it was opening the option for "cross-network play" up to Xbox One developers (opens in new tab) on Monday, GameSpot (opens in new tab) has managed to get an answer from Sony about whether it would be up for the arrangement on PS4… sort of.

"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,” a Sony representative wrote. “We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play."

Sony could just be referring to more PlayStation/PC play there, since it never explicitly mentions Microsoft or any other console manufacturers. Still, a hand-wavey "maybe" is better than a flat-out refusal, keeping hopes alive that one day we'll be able to spam "Nice pass!" at ball-hogging Rocket League (opens in new tab) teammates regardless of what platform they're playing on.

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