Open Discussion: June 16th, 2017

The third Open Discussion of July has surfaces for you to partake in and post up anything that may seem of interest to you. If you have no idea what the Open Discussion series is about, the ongoing series enables readers to engage in different topics or to start up their very own discussions by sharing whatever comes to mind.

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This week’s Open Discussion is about companies and developers pushing for cross-play between PC and consoles and what could come out of this move. As you may know, people like Xbox Operations, Dave McCarthy, believe that the Xbox One X will be able to offer a “premium PC experience™,” were-as the devs behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds seek to add cross-play between PC and consoles in the game’s future.

The topic of PC to console cross-play due to 1.5 console updates has led a lot of people as of recent to ask other developers if they will add it, like Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki, who responded to the question by saying that…

“We do plan to bring the game to [PC and PS4] and Xbox One, but we aren’t planning on any cross-play.”

A lot of gamers feel that there will be a huge balance issue between the two platforms and has led some companies to create special console mouse + keyboard support, which YouTuber Jackfrags discusses the outcome of a console player using M+K Vs. console players using a controller in his latest video. The video also touches on the overall outcome between the two parties.

The thing is, companies like Sony and Microsoft want to create consoles to be like PCs in that they match up with said platform in a competitive way. As noted above, we can see this with the devs over games like Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds, but, as demonstrated by Jackfrags, console players using M+K Vs. controllers sparked a huge contrast, which has a lot of people disgruntled over the notion that devs want PC players to be pitted up against console players in a competitive scene in future titles.

Overall, what I’m trying to say is do you think that it is a good idea for big console companies (like Sony and Microsoft) to push for cross-play with PC and support this step or no? Remember, you don’t have to partake in this discussion, but if you do you are more than welcomed.


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