PlayStation cross-platform play now out of beta, available for all games to support

Good news everyone, Sony have decided that cross-platform play is ready to roll out to any game that would like to support it. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has just added the feature allowing Xbox and PlayStation gamers to fight, and the forthcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will also support cross play from day one.

Other games that currently support cross platform play include Fortnite, SMITE, Rocket League, Dauntless, Realm Royale, and Paladins.

The news comes via an interview with the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, who notes that next year is going to be a tough battle. “The track record of the incumbent platform winning the next time around is not a great one,” he said “So the major thrust of my executive energy is to avoid complacency.”

Ryan also talked about the revamped version of PlayStation Now which has had the price cut in half and now features four ‘big name’ games that are replaced with new games after a few months. Three of those, God of War (2018)  inFamous Second Son and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are all Sony titles, the fourth being Grand Theft Auto V. This is the first time GTAV has appeared on a streaming service and it appears Sony might have had to pay a hefty fee to secure the game, “I’d prefer not to disclose the terms, but let’s say it’s a good deal for Rockstar,” Ryan says.

Here’s the new price breakdown for PlayStation Now, with a new three month quarterly option in Europe:

  • UK: £8.99 – monthly / £22.99 – quarterly / £49.99 – yearly (from 12.99 / (N/A) / 84.99)
  • EU: €9.99 – monthly / €24.99 – quarterly / €59.99 – yearly (from 14.99/ (N/A)/ 99.99)
  • US: $9.99 – monthly / $24.99 – quarterly / $59.99 – yearly  (from 19.99/ 44.99/ 99.99)
  • JP:  ¥1,180 – monthly / ¥2,980 – quarterly / ¥6,980 – yearly (from 2,500 / 5,900/ (N/A)

That makes a monthly PS Now subscription just a pound more than Xbox Games Pass, Microsoft offer around 360 games, PlayStation Now has nearly 800.

Source: Wired

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1 Comment

  1. PS Now might be an extra quid compared to Xbox Games Pass, but only if you’re paying monthly. At £49.99 a year, that works out at £4.17 a month. Or £3.82 a month less than Xbox. A whole £45.89 a year less. Half the price and twice the games. (And probably less if you pick up cheap PSN credit from somewhere)

    But yeah, PS Now is more expensive if you pay monthly, but who’d do that? If you can’t afford the £50 now, wait 6 months and get a year.

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