Phil Spencer: Sony is Blocking Minecraft Cross Platform Play

Phil Spencer: Sony is Blocking Minecraft Cross Platform Play

The Xbox One X has been described by Microsoft as the first "true 4K" console, with the company having spent the past 12 months putting all of its marketing weight on it and neglecting to release any major exclusives in the process.

The Xbox One X is set to launch worldwide on November 7, 2017.

Spencer backed his conclusion with a pretty convincing reasoning. It's the more affordable console. "It will be the console that sells".

Sony has previously said it didn't want to go in for cross-platform gaming with Minecraft because it would need to relinquish some control over how it looks after is online gamer base, and that in a cross-platform environment it couldn't manage any problems that crop up, such as bulling between gamers and exposing young children who play Minecraft to some of the toxic attitudes and behaviours of older gamers.

Microsoft has been on expanding cross-platform play to both Sony and Nintendo, notably for Minecraft, but Spencer, in an interview with GameSpot, noted that only the latter has been keen to play nice with Redmond's Xbox. That's a reason they go buy my console. However, while many have expressed that this lack of new software means that the Xbox brand has a lot riding on the Xbox One X's success, Microsoft acknowledges that they are appealing to a niche audience with the system.

"But it's not for everybody". The executive acknowledged that with such positioning it is "hard to do that with gamers".

Such a setup of premium gaming was so far typical to the PCs, but now consoles are also joining in. High on the wish lists of both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users is crossplay across the two consoles.

Almost one month ago, it was made clear that PlayStation and Xbox players could play together.

Just like the Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility reveal, Microsoft stunned everyone at E3 2017 when they announced that original Xbox games were also coming to Xbox One through the service. Since then there has been no update on the features.

"We're close, we're really close", he said.

When asked if it was a lost cause, he replied, "I have a real struggle making comments about their motivation or timelines".

Whether the Xbox One X is powerful enough to do this with Xbox titles we don't know, but if we're going to be playing Crimson Skies on a a60-inch 4K television, we're hoping for some kind of resolution and aliasing solution.

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