During E3 2017, Microsoft revealed its plans to bring cross-play to Minecraft across various platforms, with PlayStation 4 notably missing from the announcement. Upon being quizzed, the company revealed that Sony had refused to participate, and that Microsoft was willing to add PS4 to its Minecraft ecosystem.
As recently as June 2018, the company continued to express an interest in cross-play, and released a Minecraft trailer that dropped subtle hints at Sony. Now that PS4 is officially testing cross-play, Microsoft has reiterated once again that it “would love” to expand the feature in Minecraft to include PS4 players.
In a statement to Windows Central, Microsoft said:
We believe in giving gamers the opportunity to play the games they want with the people they want. Whether that means working with our partners to deliver cross-network play with games like Rocket League and Fortnite or enabling cross-device play with the likes of Minecraft, we are supportive of new scenarios that enable more people to play and have fun together while gaming. We would love to bring players on PlayStation 4 into our Minecraft ecosystem as well but have nothing further to share at this time.
Microsoft adds to the growing list of companies who have expressed an interest in cross-play following Sony’s announcement. The feature is still in an early testing phase.
[Source: Windows Central]