There's literally no valid way to defend Sony in this instance. It's just interesting to see the turn around from both companies this generation. Last generation you had cross play with titles such as Final Fantasy XI across PC,PS2 and Xbox 360, was pretty awesome. This generation in order to defend Sony people have to bring up ''Well well this one time Sony asked this and Microsoft said no'', which somehow justifies Sony's current arrogance. People back last gen had the right to criticize and even give Microsoft the same level of hate that they're giving Sony now, but to use that old excuse as a crutch to prop up Sony and damage control for them is pretty folly to me too.
Sony has messed up in their decision to cross-platform play this generation, that may change and it may not, it's still a screw up, so the other two companies are just going to capitalize on it and band together for certain titles, smart business move overall and hopefully it continues. Then by the NEXT generation in a few years,hopefully all three companies will be doing cross play together and all three get over their own individual arrogance
Not defending Sony. It’s messed up that people can’t transport their Epic accounts from Sony to other consoles. But Fortnite and Minecraft have thriving online communities and you’ll feel no ill effects nor benefit from not having or having Sony players online with other consoles. MS and Nintendo are smart for making this PR move but ultimately it’s not gonna boost them past Sony. In a few months no one will care about this because it’s quite pointless. I wish I weren’t a Sony fan because that fact almost makes my opinion moot. Although I’ve had the same stance on cross-play no matter which company doesn’t want to participate.
Actually you're wrong. The benefit of cross play is to play with any of your friends regardless of platform they're on. If someone owns an Xbox or Switch as their main console because those games suit them better, then they can play the same game with another friend who might feel PS4 is better for them. That's the scenario you're not quite getting. This isn't about you or me specifically, we aren't the be all to end all. Overall it's always a positive thing to be able to play with more than one community,regardless if you yourself think it has no benefit.
Your opinion isn't moot, all opinions should be listened to, but it is clouded in bias against the other two companies. Let that part of you go, criticize Sony when it's rightfully so to do so, like in this instance and that's that. I expect the same from Nintendo and Microsoft fans to call out their respective companies when they do dumb stuff too, only logical