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

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.



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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.



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Because people only like to complain if it moves their agenda.

MS was blocking crossplay before sony blocked their games, they tried to put Sony on the tight spot, and now they are doing what they criticized Sony for... all in all, in the end it's just silly. Sony didn't cooperate for those crossplay because it would benefit MS, MS won't do this one because it would benefit steam.



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malistix1985 said:
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.

If they did, then every time a consolero would have met a PC gamer online, the PC gamer would have won. You just have that much more control of the battlefield with a keyboard that you'll need to be a complete noob in real-time strategy games to loose against a console player when on a PC



Bofferbrauer2 said:
malistix1985 said:
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.

If they did, then every time a consolero would have met a PC gamer online, the PC gamer would have won. You just have that much more control of the battlefield with a keyboard that you'll need to be a complete noob in real-time strategy games to loose against a console player when on a PC

age of empires is a pc exclusive so i dont see your point here




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sethnintendo said:

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

 

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So is this a revenge thread for the Fortnite thread?

Anyhow I don't know if this is Microsoft's fault since crossplay between Steam versions and W10/XBone versions of games exist for other games.