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Nintendo and Microsoft Partner to Promote Console Cross-Play

Nintendo and Microsoft Partner to Promote Console Cross-Play

The Nintendo Switch trailer for Minecraft doubles down on cross-play hard - throwing up a message of unity between the contrasting, branded colors of Xbox green and Nintendo red: Create together. Nintendo and Microsoft have added to the pressure - whether intentional or not - with a Minecraft cross-play trailer aimed at highlighting the joys of inter-console gaming that Sony continues to deny its fans. A surprise Fortnite players were rudely greeted to when they tried to log into their account (tied to PS4) on Nintendo Switch.

A few months ago hackers discovered an exploit in the Nintendo Switch which, it was claimed, would be impossible for the company to stop without a hardware revision. Microsoft and Nintendo have taken the opportunity to remind gamers out there that cross-play exists on other systems.

SciresM's work follows the release of the ReSwitched and ShofEL2 bootROM exploits for the Nintendo Switch, which allows hackers to run homebrew content on their consoles. Sony may not be too keen on the idea of cross-play, but Nintendo and Xbox sure are capitalizing on it.

It's highly unlikely that Sony will change its stance on cross-play support for some of the hottest games out there, Fortnite included, but one can always hope.

Sony did not immediately respond to requests for comment.




But cross-platform gaming doesn't just let people play together, it makes it easier to leave one platform behind entirely, as players bring their progress and friends lists with them.

Over the past year, console hackers and modders have been chipping away at the Nintendo Switch, discovering what makes the console tick and how to work around its security.

Other video game console makers have also been interested in making smartphone games for their exclusive franchises. However, the recently leaked PS4 Fortnite bundle looks to show when and how players will be able to do so. And the PlayStation 4 comfortably leads the pack at almost 80 million units.

As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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