While the console wars between Sony and Microsoft with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is as alive as ever, there was an interesting proposition that popped up earlier this year from Microsoft that could potentially have them collaborating together. The idea was that both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network would connect to allow gamers from both consoles to play with each other, though Sony has been very hesitant when it comes to their stance on the feature.
Now another big name on the Xbox side of things is once again bringing the conversation back to the topic, and that man is Xbox co-creator Ed Fries. He recently did an interview with IGN, where he talked about the great job that Phil Spencer has done since taking over, particularly in one key area.
In terms of elaborating on what areas Phil Spencer has improved with Microsoft, “A great example is this opening of Xbox Live for cross-platform play,” said Fries. “I hope that Sony is going to respond. It’s good to see some of the war kind of ramping down; more respect and cooperation between those two groups. I’m very optimistic for the future of both companies.”
It remains to be seen whether or not cross-platform play between PlayStation and Xbox will ever happen, but we do know that Psyonix’s Rocket League is ready to utilize it if it’s ever allowed.