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Console basics: can you transfer Xbox games to PS4?

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Gaming today is a lot of the unthinkable of yesterday. From the ability for Xbox One players to play with PS5 players to transferring progress from one platform to another, things are a lot more open than they were just 10 years ago.

But if you’re someone looking to change platforms there are still some stubborn restrictions. And if you’ve got a catalog of games, whether physical or digital, you’re probably wondering – can I transfer games from one platform to another?

Unfortunately, whether you’re moving from Xbox One to PS4 or PS5 (or PlayStation to Xbox), you won’t be able to transfer your discs or digital licenses. Neither Sony or Microsoft allow consumers to play the competing version of a game on their platform.

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

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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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