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Switch cross-play so important, Nintendo will help make it happen

Good guy Nintendo.

Switch cross-play is so important to Nintendo that it wants to help third-party developers and publishers make it happen.

Nintendo used a recent investor call to detail how successful cross-play has proven on select Switch titles, and reiterated its desire to help developers make the same happen in future titles.

“Cross-play basically comes about from conversations between publishers and platform holders,” Senior Executive Officer Susumu Tanaka said.

“We are inclined to do what we can to help publishers incorporate cross-play when that is what they want. The other parties involved also have a say in whether we are able to reach this outcome or not, so we will continue to discuss it with them.”

Nintendo’s stance on cross-play is the polar opposite of competitor Sony; recently, Sony’s Shawn Layden said the publisher was considering the best ways to take advantage of the feature while adding to the company’s bottom line.

“I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business,” Layden said.

Titles that feature cross-play between Switch, Windows PC and Xbox One include Rocket League, Fortnite and Minecraft.


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