We'll keep an eye on cross-platform possibilities on the consoles. No way it'll be fair with Overwatch. Why won't Sony and Microsoft work together to make cross-platform multiplayer a reality? Today at BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard confirmed that will not support cross-platform play. If you're playing a cross-platform game on Xbox One, you couldn't chat with players on PlayStation 4, nor could you team up with players on PlayStation 4. It's better the way it is. Share on: Overwatch might be getting cross-platform play on consoles. Cross-platform play has been a popular topic ever since and the conversation has been gradually shifting ever since.
That's exactly what would happen to the Console players if they merged the communities. Shooters are simply not as much fun with a controller. I certainly understand the business reasons behind this, but as a consumer I still think it's junk. It's that same issue, but moreso, in first-person shooters. And neither company wants you to think of their console as interchangeable with the competition. And since console players will inevitably be playing Overwatch with controllers, again, there's really no point to support cross-platform. I personally don't think it would be beneficial.
It just felt like there was a little bit too much of an advantage. Unfortunately, players on those two consoles can't actually play the game with each other online. It's something your players really want. We have no plans for that. It's the same game, yet you can't play together. And our game is pretty fast-paced. There is no cross platform play.
That's a crucial part of why over 30 million people played it in the last year the game launched in May 2016. I like cross-platform in concept, but the hardware differential for the average player is way too high for it to be feasible with a shooter like this. Perhaps with quick play and arcade it would be alright. They don't understand that they no longer have aim assist and keyboard turn. They don't understand that they no longer have aim assist and keyboard turn.
There is no cross platform play. It just felt like there was a little bit too much of an advantage. What's more, Kaplan confirmed that the will be released in the beta next week. The problem is console players enjoy being able to sit back, with a small controller and just pick up and play a few games. During a BlizzCon presentation tonight, game director Jeff Kaplan shared even more details about Overwatch. And our game is pretty fast-paced. In what scenario would I ever willingly want to play with a peasant? If your melancholy is less to do with a lack of buddies, and more to do with needing a helping hand, check out our for tips and strategies.
Also, practically there is no way it will happen. Craig also told GameSpot that Overwatch's business model was not locked in from the onset of development. Ask far as comfort goes at least. I can't imagine a drastic change to a controller that would make it keep up with m+kb without sacrificing that comfort. They could indeed create a set of servers specifically for cross-platform play, but console players most likely would not participate, making the servers pretty much useless, in which case, why foot the bill to maintain them? That's not what I'm saying at all.
That's why they're so big about balancing heroes. The game comes to consoles through the Origins Edition, which you can see more of in the video embedded above. Blizzard senior designer Jeremy Craig shared the news in an interview today, explaining that part of the reason for the decision came down to keeping the game fair and balanced. I really hate crap like this. First of all, Sony and Microsoft would have to allow both of their consoles include cross-platform, which will never happen with Overwatch, and most likely every other game.
It's something our players really want. The game was designed around console versions from the beginning, so I expect everything to be the same. Your character data is stored on your console. The reason, largely boils down to one word: Business. You may get to play with them yet. Other Blizzard Subreddits Was really sad to hear them say there's no cross-platform for Overwatch. Ideally but really I don't feel that 95% of players even care to be that competitive.
With , this recent series of tweets about the issue will undoubtedly give it the spotlight once again. Enabling cross-platform play — online gameplay between Xbox and PlayStation players — further blurs the line between the already very similar consoles. So you can modify your character and then play it online. Not only was the title , it was also very positively received by fans, so much so that the game had over in just its first week on sale. I think they should at less have the option for console gamers to play with us, and not out right say its not gonna work because of balance. I have friends at Psyonix and I want to get their reaction too. That's exactly what would happen to the Console players if they merged the communities.
At the end of the day though I feel they may need to do it just to keep the community alive on console. Click the filter label to disable or enable each filter individually. But based on a couple of new tweets from the official Twitter account, cross-platform play may still be on the cards. At the very least, competitive shouldn't be added in this way. He said the game was planned from day one for consoles. It gives games bigger, better populated playerbases, and just gives people more choice about how they want to play.