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GamingThread Shawn Layden blames publishers and developers for lack of PlayStation crossplay (Up: Wargroove dev Chucklefish responds in thread - "We were told no")
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - Conspiracy Theories & Disingenuous Arguments against developers.
I'm making .. neither? I'm being realistic that unless we see how these things are going down we have no fucking clue who's saying or doing what. Either side is as credible as the other to me. Unless there is actual evidence of how Sony has handled the matter and how these studios have asked, this whole discussion is basically pointless.Talk about it and back up your claims then. Show a screenshot of emails with their partner manager/account manager/higher ups and what was asked/responded, don't just make vague broad claims and expect the world to believe you. I worked in this industry. Things are very seldom as simple as people present them, and very large platform holders have a lot more to lose from blatantly lying than small-time developers do from twisting the truth to make themselves look good. What nearly everyone here is assuming is that a top-level PlayStation exec told a black-and-white bold-faced lie on Twitter, after filtering through likely a PR team that fact checked the claim, and that in fact Sony does not allow developers to implement CrossPlay despite saying otherwise. I'm willing to bet there are requirements, costs, or facets of implementing CrossPlay with PSN that this developer just doesn't want or hasn't approached in the correct manner, or wants to do it in a way Sony doesn't allow. They could immediately dispel this by just releasing Sony saying "no" when they agreed to comply with any requirements, and I'd gladly eat my hat on this.