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Sony indicates PlayStation cross-play has now left beta

Interview with SIE's Jim Ryan reports that the in-demand feature is now widely available

PlayStation has moved cross-play support out of beta, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan, theoretically making the feature available to all developers.

The change was included in a Wired story on PlayStation Now, which received a steep price-cut earlier this week. The article was based on an interview with SIE CEO Jim Ryan, and mentioned that the PS4 can now support cross-play "on any titles that studios provide the functionality for."

The article went live on the same day that PUBG Corp. confirmed cross-play between Xbox, PC and PlayStation 4.

While Wired's information came straight from the top of Sony, progress on cross-play has yet to be commented upon through the publisher's official channels.

This is characteristic of Sony's stance on cross-play to date. Initially reluctant to lower the walls around the PS4's captive audience, it relented in June 2018 following pressure related to Epic Games' Fortnite.

There seemed to be little progress from Sony toward accessible cross-play features even eight months later, though Ryan's interview with Wired indicates a significant step has now been taken.

We have approached Sony for comment.

Thanks Eurogamer.

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