Xbox, PS4 cross-platform play: Phil Spencer doesn’t think Sony will budge


Cross-platform play between Xbox, PC and Switch is a thing thanks to Minecraft, but Xbox’s Phil Spencer doesn’t see Sony allowing the PS4 into the mix any time soon.

“We talk to Sony all the time,” Spencer told Gamespot. “I have a real struggle making comments about their motivation or timelines (…) I know there is a certain view that says if my friends have this console, they can’t play with people who buy another console.

“I don’t think everybody is taking that same approach to the ecosystem. So I’m never going to call anything a lost cause but I think some of the fundamental reasons and certain scenarios, they’re not really going away. So I don’t know what would change.”

It seems easy enough to implement should Sony change its mind — heck, Fortnite has already accidentally supported cross-platform play between Xbox One and PS4 for a limited time.

Do you think Sony will ever play ball with cross-platform support between PS4 and competitive consoles?