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[borderlands cross platform]Jim Ryan: I’m a fan of cross-play

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  29 June 2021

  PlayStation chief Jim Ryan is a big fan of cross-play.

  Jim Ryan

  Jim Ryan

  Sony supports and encourages cross-play across its ecosystem, according to Ryan, who admitted that he wants to see cross-platform multiplayer, or cross-play, in more video games in the future.

  He told Axios: “We support and encourage cross-play.”

  He observed that cross-play with PlayStation works on various well-known titles, including ‘Fortnite’, ‘Rocket League’, ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Minecraft’.

  And Ryan is keen to see that trend continue in the coming months and years.

  He said: “That number will continue to grow.”

  By contrast, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford recently claimed that ‘Borderlands 3’ would receive cross-play support on all platforms except PlayStation.

  He wrote on Twitter last month: “For certification, we have been required by the publisher to remove crossplay support for PlayStation consoles.”

  In response, Ryan insisted he did not wish to discuss “live business issue with a long-standing partner”.

  However, he noted that the company’s policies “are consistent across all of the publishers”.

  Meanwhile, Ryan previously underlined Sony’s commitment to making environmentally friendly products.

  He said: “We have committed to working with the industry and climate experts to develop reference information for use by game developers that wish to include sustainability themes in games.”

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