"No reason for it to change either."
>Unless people are asking for it. Third parties that port games to your console are asking for it, consumers are asking for it, your competition can boast about it.
"People might as well complain that Sony controllers don't have the same thumbstick layout as Xbox controllers."
>If enough people demand it, Sony might be forced to provide an alternative to the usual layout.
The majority of people asking for it aren't Playstation users though. Even in an online poll, where even Xbox/PC users could respond only 29% of people polled actually cared. http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/09/poll_do_you_care_about_cross-play_now_that_its_available_on_ps4 A poll limited to PS users would come back with 15% or less giving a damn about it.
Edit: Here's another poll taken about crossplay. The results are similar. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-12-do-gamers-really-care-about-cross-platform-play
Third parties asked Sony for Xbox One style DRM back in 2013. Should Sony have caved to that too? Third parties only want crossplay so that they can keep their shitty GaaS MTX infested games alive a little longer, to milk even more money out of them. Bad games die faster if the userbase is split between three or four platforms.
Xbox only boasts about it because its' damned near the only thing they can boast about. They manufactured the entire controversy. Of course they allowed crossplay on Xbox and PC. They are invested in both platforms. And yes Nintendo did allow crossplay on a handful of games, but let's not kid ourselves. MS was looking to drive the narrative to benefit themselves.
Nobody is demanding an alternate thumbstick layout on PS because nobody cares. If MS started boasting about how they have "the superior thumbstick layout" and "only sony forces you to play with both thumbsticks at the bottom of the controller" we would see threads by people who suddenly cared. We would see news articles promoting the idea. Anyway, my point is that the entire crossplay controversy is only an issue because MS made it an issue, for their own benefit. Normally nobody would give a damn.Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 03 October 2019
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