Cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation players appears to be gaining some serious traction of late. With CD Projekt RED and Psyonix opening up recently to reveal that both studios are ready to offer the two competing platforms the chance to finally play against one another with their respective games Rocket League and Gwent: The Card Game. As of right now, the only form of cross-platform play available occurs between PC, console and mobile devices but not console to console. However, that might all be about to change.
Mojang’s ever popular block building behemoth Minecraft looks set to be the first title to support the feature between the two platforms, with the official Minecraft Twitter account releasing and then promptly deleting a tweet that read, “Minecraft brings everybody together, including competing devices.”.
The idea of PS4 and Xbox One users coming together for some good old block building fun isn’t all that crazy with Minecraft already supporting cross play through paid-for multiplayer hosting servers called Minecraft: Realms, which for now support cross-play between Windows 10, iOS and Android devices with users able to rent a server and play together with the Pocket/Windows 10 version of Minecraft, the same option is also available for PC and Mac users.
With an official announcement seemingly on the horizon, we could soon see cross-platform play between Xbox One, PS4, PC and mobile players with the possibility of Xbox 360 and PS3, PS Vita players getting in on the action as well.
Minecraft: Realms is a paid-for subscription based service which currently costs $3.99 per month for up to 3 players or $7.99 for 11 simultaneous players.