Rumors surround Rockstar Games that they may be in talks with both Microsoft and Sony to bring cross-play to Read Dead Redemption 2.
E3 has come and gone, but with it seems to be the beginning of a new era of cross-network compatibility. Two of the biggest games in the world, Rocket League and Minecraft, are bringing all players from all platforms to play together in a first for gaming culture. But there was one notable holdout to the cross-play jamboree: Sony.
With that in mind, it seems somewhat surprising that Rockstar Games is throwing their hat into the cross-play ring. According to WWG, they’ve “heard from multiple sources" that Rockstar is trying to get both parties back to the cross-play table. Microsoft has thus far seemed much more amenable to the idea, while Sony remains the obstinate party. WWG apparently first picked up on the rumors from an "inside source at Rockstar" back in May.
There’s no word yet on how negotiations may be progressing, but if Sony is going to stick with its “protect the children” excuse and still deny two of the most kid-friendly games around from accessing their network, it’s hard to believe that a notoriously adult game developer like Rockstar will fare any better.
What could Rockstar say that might change Sony’s mind? Most likely nothing at all, and it will all come down to a giant burlap bag with a cartoonish dollar sign painted on the front.
Read Dead Redemption 2 is set to release in Spring of 2018. As for cross platform play, I wouldn’t hold your breath, but we’ll certainly be the first to let you know if Sony changes their mind.