Microsoft and Nintendo have formally opened the doorways to cross-play. It began with the announcement of Fortnite on Nintendo Swap final week and now continues with Minecraft because of a big replace that simply grew to become obtainable.
Nintendo has launched an official trailer commemorating the monumental event, and it’s superb in each its inclusiveness and the way in which it subtly digs at Sony for not being a part of the partnership.
The latter is vital as a result of Sony doesn’t permit a Fortnite account that was linked on a Swap or Xbox One for use on PS4 – which means all of the objects you’ve purchased and paid for elsewhere can’t be used on the PS4 model of the sport – nor does it permit cross-play for video games like Minecraft or Rocket League, each of which exist on different platforms the place cross-play is offered.
The trailer Nintendo launched right this moment appears to fly within the face of these self-imposed limitations, exhibiting that not solely is cross-play between two rival consoles (on this case, Xbox One S and Nintendo Swap) potential, it’s inspired.
For now, Sony stays elusive about its plans for cross-play – if it has any in any respect. That doesn’t imply it’s inconceivable for Sony to allow cross-play or that this trailer received’t gentle a hearth beneath the console maker to open the gates, however for now PS4 players will likely be restricted to taking part in video games throughout the confines of their console ecosphere.
Try the trailer for your self beneath!