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Hey Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are mocking your cross-play ‘support’

Updated 5 years ago
PS4 Cross-Play Support
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Nintendo a few weeks ago launched Fortnite for Switch which is excellent news for the Switch community. However, it quickly became clear that Sony wasn’t going to sit idly by and let gamers have fun. The Japanese giant did exactly what you expected, which is nothing. There’s no Fortnite cross-play support between the Switch and the PS4, and Sony doesn’t seem to care about the backlash.

But wait, it gets better. Microsoft and Nintendo decided to join forces and mock Sony’s stance against cross-play support in a Minecraft commercial that’s all about cross-play.

Minecraft isn’t as popular as Fortnite right now, but it’s got plenty of fans. And the new ad, featured below, reminds gamers that Xbox One owners can play with Nintendo Switch users. That’s it.

Microsoft and Nintendo’s ad shows Minecraft gameplay and concludes that everything is “better together.” Yes, Sony’s biggest rivals are trolling the PS4 and that’s clear to any gamer, regardless of their gaming console preferences.

Sony or the PS4 aren’t mentioned, but the implication is pretty clear here because there’s a Minecraft version for PS4 as well. And, of course, you can’t play that game against your Xbox and Switch-wielding friends. Because Sony.

It’s highly unlikely that Sony will change its stance on cross-play support for some of the hottest games out there, Fortnite included, but one can always hope. And it’s campaigns like these that might convince Sony to do it:

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.