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Sony didn’t want cross-play on PS4 and PS5 — here’s why

When it comes to console cross-play, Sony has always seemed a little hesitant compared to its rivals in Nintendo and Microsoft. In fact, it wasn’t until a significant public outcry in 2018 that Sony finally allowed the functionality starting with battle royal behemoth, Fortnite. 

Prior to this Sony had been extremely reluctant to play ball, blocking cross-play on games such as Rocket League and Minecraft. Documents that have come to light during the ongoing Epic Games versus Apple lawsuit, have given us details on Sony’s demands that ultimately allowed gamers on PlayStation to play Fortnite (and other games) with friends on separate systems. 

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