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How stupid is it that MS doesnt allow cross platform play with Steam on PC with games such as Ark?

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It's not stupid at all, it makes perfect sense. Those that don't like the company will use it as an excuse to bash them, as usual, but the practice itself makes complete sense.



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cycycychris said:
EricHiggin said:
Apparently there's also millions upon millions who own both PS4's and Switch's but for some reason there is no Mario on PS consoles. This is so anti consumer...

All gaming brands should be forced to assemble into one giant brand, run by the gamers, so everyone can have everything all the time, until that company goes bankrupt shortly afterwards and everyone ends up with nothing instead.

I thought I've remained respectful during our debate, not sure why you felt the need to try and mock me like this.

Given the topic it was basically a pitch right down the middle so throwing away a home run felt like a huge waste. Not to mention you seemed to make it pretty clear that PS business decisions shouldn't ever negatively effect Nin Switch gamers or any other platform cross play gamers, yet you didn't bother to respond to this same point I made in the other thread, along with other strong points that you obviously would rather not try and debate but simply move onto another point to try and win the argument.

The seriousness of the topic seems to be of much greater meaning to you than I, and I wasn't looking to win or lose anything, I was simply trying to shine light on the fact that the world isn't here to make people's lives perfect. We humans try to do this, but based on the systems we have in place, which are the best we know how, plus mother nature always 'getting in the way', makes this task extremely difficult, so people need to just cool down and chill out. That's not to say people should just give up and abandon hope, but do your research first and have a decent understanding on where your coming from and then act in a manner you would like to be treated, because that's typically how another person may treat you directly in a debate if need be.

The joke was strongly directed at the situation itself, and indirectly at your specific comment. Your comment just happened to fit the OP so that's what I used. Your taking it too personally and that's not how it was meant based on my follow up finishing statement about one brand.



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CGI-Quality said:
EricHiggin said:
Apparently there's also millions upon millions who own both PS4's and Switch's but for some reason there is no Mario on PS consoles. This is so anti consumer...

All gaming brands should be forced to assemble into one giant brand, run by the gamers, so everyone can have everything all the time, until that company goes bankrupt shortly afterwards and everyone ends up with nothing instead.

This made my night!

Why?, when its completely off topic from my question in the OP?.



shikamaru317 said:

MS does allow crossplay with Steam games, there are multiple examples of it, Rocket League, Killer Instinct. Most likely a choice by the ARC devs not to implement crossplay.

Yes after looking it over it seems to be the Ark devs. Guess they are too lazy to keep the console versions up to date with the PC versions. So then i guess this means the Windows 10 store version of Ark is an Exact copy of the Xbox One version.



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Ka-pi96 said:
It's not stupid at all, it makes perfect sense. Those that don't like the company will use it as an excuse to bash them, as usual, but the practice itself makes complete sense.

Maybe in 2010 (just picking a random year here) it made perfect sense, but as of lately it hasn't been a very acceptable practice, and if gamers voice their opinions, they can help change the industry (such was the case with loot boxes).

But to be fair, Sony is taking an unfair amount of backlash over this, as I have heard that the same goes for gamers who play Fortnite on Switch first and then subsequently try to play it on PS4 afterwards. If that's true then both companies have got issues.



zero129 said:
CGI-Quality said:

This made my night!

Why?, when its completely off topic from my question in the OP?.

He clarified what he was going for later, and in the moment, it was funny.



                                                                                                                                            



As for Ark on STEAM can you play with PS4 players and not Xbox?

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RaptorChrist said:
Ka-pi96 said:
It's not stupid at all, it makes perfect sense. Those that don't like the company will use it as an excuse to bash them, as usual, but the practice itself makes complete sense.

Maybe in 2010 (just picking a random year here) it made perfect sense, but as of lately it hasn't been a very acceptable practice, and if gamers voice their opinions, they can help change the industry (such was the case with loot boxes).

But to be fair, Sony is taking an unfair amount of backlash over this, as I have heard that the same goes for gamers who play Fortnite on Switch first and then subsequently try to play it on PS4 afterwards. If that's true then both companies have got issues.

From what I understand, you get the same issue whether going from PS to Xbox, PS to Switch, Switch to PS or Xbox to PS.

But to blame all three companies is not right. The message and not allowing you to do so is something that would have been implemented by Epic due to Sony not allowing crossplay. The way Epic designed the system is that as soon as your account logs into ANY console, it gets locked into that Crossplay ecosystem. There are two crossplay ecosystems (PS, PC, Mobile) (Xbox, Ninty, PC, Mobile)

Nintendo and Microsoft are both open to the idea of all systems crossplay and want it so. Sony is not. Thus Epic set up this system as it is. Nintendo and Microsoft have nothing to do with the system. It is Epics system, which is set up as it is due to Sony's lack of cooperation.



vivster said:
How stupid is it that there are multiple online platforms in the first place.

How stupid is it that you think without the competition of multiple online platforms, one centralized platform would ever grow or do anything in the costumers favour including keeping prices down and sales hot.



 

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