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A few days back Microsoft announced that it will allow Xbox players to play online against players on PC and PlayStation 4. It has announced support for cross-network play but that will only be possible if game developers and platform owners like Sony come on board. Sony has now responded to Microsoft’s invitation for cross-network online gaming.

What this means is that for an Xbox Live player to play against someone on PlayStation 4 not only will the developer of that particular game have to support cross-network play, but Sony needs to support it as well otherwise cross-network play will be limited to just Windows PC and Xbox One provided that the developer is on board.

In a statement provided to GameSpot, Sony said that “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002,” adding that it would be “happy” to have this conversation with “any publishers or developers” who are interested in cross-network gaming.

An official response from Sony on this is encouraging, it could have chosen to remain silent because it’s not like Microsoft called it out for a comment, so at least for now it looks like Sony and Microsoft might get on the same page along with interested developers to make the dream of online gaming between Xbox and PlayStation owners a reality.

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