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playstation 4

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Started 3 months ago

Petition to SONY

Crossplay Support for Sony/Playstation users

Many of us Playstation players are feeling the neglect of not having the ability to Cross-Play with users on other platforms. Cross-play, which is such a simple feature to implement in this day and age, is seeing widespread use outside of Playstation consoles. We as Playstation users for many a generation are watching as the world around us moves ahead and plays together- while we are forced to either buy a new console to play with friends, or tell our friends to buy our console.  Sony's greed has taken a toll on us. Gamers in this day and age are no longer blind to the shady practices that videogame developers and console companies are attempting to force upon us. But why is Cross-Play still an issue of hot debate? Cross-Play is an age old feature and has been sought for use since videogame consoles first began offering online service. And now that 2 of the major console companies have hopped on board and encouraged Cross-Play (Thank you Nintendo and Microsoft!), why isn't Sony allowing it?  A reporter for TheIndependent.co.uk recently attended the IFA Technology show in Berlin. It was here that Chief Executive of Sony, Kenichiro Yoshida, was reported saying he "felt playing [Fortnite] on the Playstation 4 was the best experience for gamers and therefore should not be compromised." Perhaps while many of us may feel that the Playstation 4 offers an unparalleled experience to other consoles, we are still being left in the dust while competitors move ahead in offering a Cross-Play experience. Youtuber and game reviewer YongYea puts it simply, "if people truly find [Playstation 4] the best platform to play Fortnite on, then they will naturally gravitate towards it without any arm-wringing." But none of us are buying PS4’s just to play Fortnite on them, especially when Fortnite is a free game and it’s offered on numerous other platforms. I am speaking of Fortnite the most simply because it is currently the most popular game in the world and offers itself on so many platforms. When you first attempt to play Fortnite on Playstation 4, you will notice that your account will be locked- your Skins, Progress, Battlepasses, etc. will all only be available on Playstation and PC (if you started on PC first), and you cannot carry over your account to other platforms after you play on PS4. You’ll have to create a new account and buy new Skins, Battlepasses, etc. to play on other platforms. Even after that, playing Fortnite on PS4 will still only allow you to play with other PS4 users.  However, there are numerous other games on PS4 that also do not support cross-platform play, and plenty of which are not platform-exclusive. The global head of sales and marketing for Sony, Jim Ryan, in an interview with an editor from Eurogamer.net, stated that "we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe" and "exposing [players] to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after is something we have to think about very carefully." These statements are obviously said in a way of which Sony wants to take a figurative "parental control" over the games we play and the experiences we have, and choose what's best for us.  We see through the nonsense that Sony is saying- it's not about trying to give players a "better experience", Sony is simply taking all of their greed and indirectly telling gamers that their experience is going to be limited, just so they can make more money off console sales from people who fall prey to these age-old antics. Sony, we want this to change. We want the ability to have cross-play on Playstation systems from here forward. We want the ability to play the world's most popular games on our favorite console without being limited in ways that hinder our experiences. 

The Delusional1
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