PS4 Can Now Support Cross-Play for Any Game That Utilizes It

Cross-play functionality on the PS4 is now out of beta and developers can use it for any game they wish.

Cross-play functionality for the PS4 has just come out of its beta phase. That means that the PS4 is now capable of supporting cross-play on any game–as long as its developer wants to take advantage of the feature.

This news comes not from an official announcement, but rather from WiredCall of Duty: Modern Warfare is speculated to be the first new major title to take advantage of this new feature. Its release date of Oct. 25 is quickly approaching after all.

We knew that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was getting cross-play between the PS4 and Xbox One this month. It seems that news coincided with the PS4 upgrading its cross-play functionality.

This seems to be a step in the right direction for Sony. It hasn’t been known for being the best sport when it comes to cross-play. Now that more games than Fortnite and Rocket League support the feature, it might start to shake that reputation.

Wired spoke to Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan about PlayStation Now in that same article. The subscription service saw a significant price cut yesterday. The monthly cost has dropped from $20 to $10 and an annual subscription went from $100 to $60. God of War, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Infamous: Second Son, and Grand Theft Auto V also joined the service’s roster. PS Now had a respectable 700,000 subscribers, but paled in comparison to the “millions” of Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Wired quoted Ryan as saying “The track record of the incumbent platform winning the next time around is not a great one. So the major thrust of my executive energy is to avoid complacency.” These cross-play and PS Now efforts look like Sony’s way of trying to avoid complacency.

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