Axios conducted an interview with the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan. In it, the current head of the PlayStation brand admitted that the company wants cross-play features in more of its console games. It also wants its policies on the matter to be "consistent" with the approach of other companies.
Ryan announced that SIE "supports and encourages cross-play". He mentioned Fortnite, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Warzone and Minecraft as examples of games with this feature. He also assured that their number will increase. And this may have been the end of the message, if not for the fact that so far Sony was not too positive about supporting this feature. Not long ago, we were able to find out, thanks to Greabox CEO Randy Pitchford's announcement, that Borderlands 3 will receive support for cross-platform cross-play, but not on Sony's consoles.
An additional counter-argument against the words of Jim Ryan are documents from the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, from which we learned that the Japanese company required developers to pay extra money for the implementation of this feature on the PS4.
Is something going to change then, or is this just a marketing ploy on the part of the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment? At the moment it's difficult to say - perhaps the company is really thinking about a different approach. In the next few months, we will certainly have many opportunities to verify this thesis.
It is also worth recalling that Sony registered the PSX brand with the US patent office.