Cross-play: what it is and why it’s so important

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5 minute read

If you’ve ever wanted to play with a friend on a different platform, then you know the struggle of locked down ecosystems.

Cross-platform play, a platform agnostic multiplayer feature, is the antidote for bringing different systems together.

Simply put, cross-play is what allows someone who owns a PS5 to play with their friends on PS4. It is about stripping away barriers and drilling down to the essence of what makes gaming fun – playing together.

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Can PS5 play with PS4 players?

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3 minute read

One of the best aspects of the new generation has been the flattening of compatibility.

Sure, remasters and remakes like Demon’s Souls will undoubtedly continue, but those playing on the PS5 can play almost any PS4 game on their new systems.

Read more: What is cross-play and why is it so important?

As an extension, cross-play has permeated the next-gen scene in a way that it hasn’t before. In other words, those with a PS5 can play with PS4 players depending on the title.

Population sizes and matchmaking times have seen a significant improvement as a result.

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The problem with mouse and keyboard on console

the problem with mouse and keyboard on consoles

5 minute read

From the ability to flick to an overall enhanced sense of control, mouse and keyboard is undoubtedly the most efficient way to play shooters. And although relegated to PC in the past, the growth of shooters has helped the input bleed into the console space.

The result?

The slow but steady transition has turned what was once an even playing ground into endless mess of frustration, paranoia, and second guessing.

Hopefully, mouse and keyboard will eventually offer players seamless customization and choice, but for the time being its inclusion on the PS4 and Xbox One is nothing more than a nuisance.

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Nintendo Switch Online: Hope in the Unknown

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4 minute read

A lot is up in the air concerning Nintendo Switch Online. What is Nintendo bringing to the table? Will it become a runaway success?

Find out what you can expect from the service on launch day, as well as my thoughts concerning the potential of Nintendo’s first foray into paid online.

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Sea of Thieves – The Driving Impetus aka Progression

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3 minute read Sea of Thieves, the upcoming pirate themed coop game from Rare, has always looked to be an intriguing take online cooperative gameplay, and with each subsequent developer update, has started to take the form of something rather substantial. Releasing March 20, 2018, Sea of Thieves allows an adventurer or a crew of … Read more