Sony, Microsoft In Word War Over Fortnite Cross-Play

Game developer Epic Games revealed this weekend that Microsoft is blocking Fornite PS4 versus Xbox One cross-play. The company has earlier announced that Fornite cross-play will soon be available for consoles and other gaming platforms.

 

Sony or Microsoft? What company should be blamed?

 

The decision of Microsoft to block Fortnite limits the ability of Xbox One players to play Fortnite in PS4 gaming console. Similarly, PS4 players would be able to play the game on all platforms except Xbox.

But Microsoft, in a statement published in Kotaku, has blamed either Sony or Epic Games.

“We’ve worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement over the weekend.

“For any other questions regarding Fortnite cross-network play between Xbox and PlayStation, please reach out to Epic or Sony directly,” the spokesperson added.

As of posting, both Sony and Epic Games have yet to release an official statement, reacting to Microsoft’s accusation.

But a quick check of the Microsoft’s statement over the weekend revealed otherwise. One can read a Twitter thread stating that Microsoft and Epic Games want to enable the cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One in Fortnite.

This begs the question, why Sony is not even involving itself in the issue? This is not the first time that Sony has blocked a game’s cross-play. Previously, Sony has blocked the cross-play of Rocket League and Minecraft between PS4 and Xbox.

Sony justified its decision to block the gameplay, saying the game”exposing what in many cases are children to external influences that it cannot manage or look after.”

Also back in 2011, Microsoft had refused to enable cross-play and blamed not being able to control the experience.

“Because we can’t guarantee this level of quality, or control the player experience on other consoles or gaming networks, we currently do not open our network to games that allow this cross-over capability,” a Microsoft spokesperson said at the time.

Black Ops III’s Surprise DLC Is Beautiful?

Avid fans of Black Ops III were delighted to hear the news of the game’s new content. Black Ops III new content is a Redwood map. The map was released back on March 5 while the game’s infected game mode is set to be accessible on March 6.

 

Why Black Ops III DLC is beautiful?

 

In case you don’t know, Black Ops series, which is the third instalment, has offered players a lot of post-launch contents added to the game’s supply drops. In fact, players can actually collect several weapons and gears.

 

Apart from this Black Ops III has also maintained an active player base. Several players are enjoying playing the game’s Infected and latest Redwood Snow map. A Kotaku report said that 48 percent of the players on March 6 was said to be enjoying the game’s playlists.

 

While players enjoy the concept of “infecting” other players. Black Ops III players have also demanded before that the Infected mode will be added in Call of Duty: WWII. The game’s Infected mode works if one player was infected and it kills other players to infect other players.

 

Moreover, avid fans of Black Ops III described the bonus map, the Redwood in Winter, among others, as a beautiful treat. They further said that Redwood Snow map shares the same similarity with Redwood. This includes the lay-out, among others.

 

Also, the the game’s Frozen Forest was a dramatic theme in the Black Ops III campaign. Some Youtube users have also been searching for clues using the Redwood Snow.

Sony tight lipped on the rumored PS4 “Orbis”

Japanese tech giant Sony is rumored to be ready to release their new gaming console, the PS4. But the company has yet to confirm that they are developing the latter.

Rumors have been spreading that the latest console by Sony will be dubbed as PS4 ‘Orbis’. The information comes from a source of Kotaku, who they said is a source that is not authorized to speak publicly about the next gen console, but has shared factual information with them.

During Sony’s press conference at the E3 2012, the company has been tight lipped about the PS4 console.

Analysts say that Sony will not announce or talk about the PS4, unless they are fully satisfied that the PS4 will show a “significant leap” in technology.

Chief executive of SCE told MCV, “The right time to talk about new advances in hardware is when you can demonstrate a significant leap on the current experience, and something that is going to be attractive. Beyond that we have nothing to say at this point.”

The Kotaku source also revealed that the PS4 will have an AMD x64 CPU and 28nm AMD Southern Islands graphic power.

What’s sad is that the PS4 is developed to not play second hand games. PS4 games will be tied to your Sony Entertainment Network account thus preventing individuals to resell the product.

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