Cross-platform play has been achieved in the past with something like Portal 2 and Shadowrun. It’s always fun to play with or against your buddies, no matter what platform they’re on. Yes, PC gamers will always have an advantage with a mouse and keyboard setup, but it still does not remove the fun aspect thereof.
This time round PS3 players can’t even play PS4 gamers, so why’s this? According to their Engineer, Roger Wolfson, they have a valid reason for this move:
I’ll speak for the hypothetical player. I have a disadvantage sniping across the map because [my opponent with a next-gen console] is only two pixels on my screen and I’m four pixels on his. You see that in the world of PC gaming, where people are always racing to the best video card to give themselves the advantage.
Regardless of where the reality is, there’s definitely a perception among gamers that better hardware means you have an advantage. We don’t want to have to enter that fray, so to create the best, most level playing field, both actually and perceptually, we separated it by platform.
I get what he’s saying, but when it comes to co-op they can surely look at making it cross-platform. How do you all feel about that? Would you like more cross-platform games to choose from in the future that will allow you to play with or against your friends not matter the platform?
Source: Digital Trends