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Sony's the holdout, methinks. (Off-Topic)

by kidtsunami @, San Francisco, CA, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 13:08 (82 days ago) @ Korny

Sort of.

DE directly addressed crossplay on their last devstream, saying that while it has always been a goal, and Sony's crossplay Beta is slowly expanding, existing contracts between Sony and Microsoft were preventing it, and that it would take some real re-negotiation of those to make it remotely possible to implement.

The one ray of hope was Steve saying that a possible workaround would be account migration between platforms, which they've already done before between PS4 and PC, and PC and Switch (account data is stored on their system, and you can link the different platform accounts together, much like Bungie does).
To be able to do it freely, however, you run into a lot of issues involving real-world purchases made on one platform not transferring over (such as fan-made content, which can only be purchased with real money, and is a massive part of the game's monetization), but it would be a "better than nothing" solution.

I wonder if that's what'll happen. That Bungie will wait until there are no exclusives anymore and boom, cross progression is available. Even so, they already have equipment requirements for specific activities, so (ignoring effort) it seems like it'd be possible to enforce platform specific gear before someone starts any activity on that platform.


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