Sony CEO: Cross-play with other consoles isn't available because PlayStation 4 is the best

There's been some commotion around the lack of cross-platform play on the PlayStation since Fortnite launched on the Nintendo Switch. While Sony has previously said it would look into the matter, the company's CEO Kenichiro Yoshida recently offered what might be the worst possible explanation for the absence of the feature.

Speaking to The Independent at IFA 2018, Yoshida said that the company believes its system - the PlayStation 4 - offers the best experience and thus shouldn't be compromised by users on other platforms. Yoshida goes on to say that some games already do allow cross-platform play with users on PC, reiterating that these decisions are made to provide the best user experience.

It's perfectly natural for any company to believe that their product is better than the competition - after all, that's what they're in the market for. However, Sony seems to be the only one using that belief as an excuse to prevent users on different platforms from playing games together, so it's hard to see this as a logical reason for the decision.

Back in June, a former Sony executive said the reasoning behind the lack of cross-platform play on the PlayStation 4 was related to money, and that's likely to be the real cause of this decision. In the long run, however, this could hurt Sony's image, especially with statements as the ones made here.

Source: The Independent via GoNintendo

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