Lets assume like 5% of players would actually make use of cross play, on the PS4 side.
I really doubt the number is much higher than that.
Sure that ll be "millions" of players.
The same is true for F2P being locked behinde a paywall on the XB1 though.
Theres probably a good ~40% or so, out of those 39m Xbox Owners that dont have access to fortnite at all, because MS isnt allowing them it.
Why dont you hear epic bitch about MS being hurting their sales or MAU numbers by locking players out?
This crossplay thing is overblown.
"I find it funny how F2P being locked is somehow a bigger issue than millions of plaeyrs being able to play with one another."
You really dont think its a bigger deal? Its hurting all the xbox owners that bought a xbox, but cant afford to pay the subscription, but want to play Fortnite and such games.
Its also hurting the devs that make fornite, their market reach is smaller because of MS chooseing this.
That number is probably muuuuuuuuch bigger than the PS4 owners that wish they had crossplay with xb/switch.
I agree with this part. This is happening with XBOX from quite some time now. F2P games is hiding under XBL. Imagine playing Fornite which is free on PS4 and PC and when you buy XBOX because it allows you to cross play then to find out you need Gold first. MS needs to fix this first before they start crying over cross play because I see Sony doing cross play under PS plus and worst F2P games will require PSPLUS so we can have Cross play yeah the horror of this one. People seems to forget the Sony is running a business and Cross play with their direct competitor will not give them any benefits at all. If they allow it and MS needs to XBL do you think Sony will not copy this shitty practice?
I would rather stick playing F2P for free instead of hiding under a payroll because of this Cross play Drama shit you guys are crying about.
My take on Cross play.
First of all. Business wise.
Sony doesn't benefit anything here. While both MS and Nintendo will benefit big time if Sony allows this.
Especially MS as I explain above Fornite is not free to play on XBOX.
MS also needs it because on how low their install base is but you have to remember last gen they block it because they will not gain nothing from it.
Online play from MS has a payroll and if they allow it they will get less because PS3 is their direct competitor. The same thing is happening now but people seem to forget that Sony allows cross play but not just with you know their direct competitor.
You can say Sony is anti consumer but majority of people I see crying is from you know other side of the fence. Are those Sony's consumer or Nintendo/MS consumer? Can you tell it honestly they are being anti consumer? Although I agree they are being a dick about it. More like Cock blocking but I understand why they are doing it.
For me personally I hate cross play.
I don't want to play with PC gamers that will always have an advantage over me or my friends. I want to play with the same playing field so I would rather play with PS4 players.
Now with crossplay with Mobile. Imagine a team based game and you have a team mate who plays on mobile. I played a lot of MOBA and imagine LOL or DOTA will have mobile counter parts and it's cross play with PC the horror of playing rank games solo/duo if crossplay becomes a norm. I mean having to solo/duo most of the time in MOBA is already hard and now you guys want cross play as a norm?
You guys don't see the negative impact of cross play because of your principles. On paper it looks good but if it start affecting your game play you will wish it didn't existed.
TLDR version: I would rather stick playing with PC gamers only and If I am playing with PS4 I would rather stick with PS4 gamers only.
Also, it is anti consumer right and people defending it are stupid? Sometimes you have to go outside of this console warring or your so called principles that just because some are not okay with it they are stupid. Some of you needs to stop being you know are representative. Don't try to represent us who disagree with it because I don't see any benefits from cross play aside from co-op based games and playing with friends who has an XBOX but I don't that's the thing.