Cross-platform play is now fully supported on PlayStation 4

Cross-platform play is now fully supported on PlayStation 4

In a move that will delight gamers around the world, cross-platform play is now fully supported on PlayStation 4.
This is a welcome announcement given Sony's initial reluctance to enable the feature on the device. Rival companies like Nintendo and Microsoft previously realized that there was more to gain for them and players alike by coming together.

A scene from Call of Duty. Credit: Activision

While fans have known that cross-platform play was coming to the PS4 since it was first announced in September last year, now it is officially out of its beta phase and available to developers of games like Call of Duty and Minecraft.

To put the reluctance of Sony to enable the feature into context, while its implementation was announced last year, the company said that it would remain in beta for an indefinite amount of time. Now, it's finally happening.

The PlayStation logo. Credit: PA Images

Cross-platform play has been delighting gamers for some time now, with Fortnite paving the way for the fun that could be had in this way. Its success was soon followed by Rocket League and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare enabling the feature.

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 

For any non-gamers reading, cross-play is the ability for people to play the same game using different devices.

A scene from Minecraft. Credit: Minecraft

So what's the first game that PS4 users will get to enjoy on cross-play? It's the full release of Modern Warfare, which will be available for purchase on October 25.

Hopefully, today's announcement will encourage other developers to update their games to enable them to be enjoyed by friends.

And in more PlayStation news, the graphics spec for the PS5 has been leaked, and it looks incredible.