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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.



     

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Sounds more like Steam than MS. Afterall MS just end up releasing there games on Steam to compensate



zero129 said:

Question is in the OP.

I was just thinking about the backlash Sony has been getting about Cross platform play. And it made me think how its even more silly that MS doesn't allow cross platform play against steam players.

For instance i own Ark on Steam, but i cant play against Xbox owners unless i re buy the windows store version.

PC has the advantage of Keyboard +Mouse control scheme, which is vastly faster and more precise than anything possible with a controller, especially in strategy games and shooters. Hence why these kinds of games don't allow crossplay with PC, because console owners would get pwned from here to yesteryear and back against PC gamers. The 2008 Shadowrun First person shooter tried it for instance, but even the best console gamers were no match to for even PC gaming  shooter noobs due to the much better controls of the latter.

In any other type of games, crossplay with PC is possible, just check Rocket League for instance



Microsoft asked valve for age of empires 1 remake cross-play and valve declines, else the game would have been released on steam so this isn't in any fact shape or form the fault of microsoft.




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They do allow crossplay. The problem here is that right now there isn't a solution how to implement Xbox Live and Steamplay communication on MS or Valve servers. So, if developers want to add crossplay they will need to use their own servers. This is how it works. Most likely Ark devs don't want to pay for their own servers and decided to use Xbox Live for Xbox/Win10 and Steamplay for Steam version which means no crossplay. I doubt we will ever see crossplay in games that aren't really huge.



 

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



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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.



Because Microsoft is butthurt that people prefer Steam over their shit store.

 

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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?.