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The 10 Most Important Stories of E3 2017

19 June 2017

Furthermore, hugely popular games such as Rocket League, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 are set to appear on the Switch too, boosting the appeal of the console even further.

That being said, Rocket League's cross-network play with Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch doesn't require players to all sign into Xbox Live, however there's now no word from Sony as to whether they'll be supporting this in the future (Jim Ryan's comments seemed to be exclusively geared towards Minecraft, not Rocket League).

Soon after Rocket League launched in 2015 for PC and PlayStation 4, Psyonix turned on crossplay between those platforms.

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All in all, there are some really fantastic games coming our way over the next year or two, and we can't wait to get our hands on them.

Dunham said true cross-network play is very important because you can have faster matchmaking and you get better quality opponents. Amongst those was obviously Nintendo's press conference where it announced tons of new stuff especially for the new Switch console.

Recently, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Global Sales Director Jim Ryan explained why the PS4 won't have the Cross-Play support for Minecraft specifically. Sure, Far Cry 5 looks incredible and it would be awesome to climb towers and take outposts on the go, but even if it turns out the technical limitations of the Switch don't allow for the newest instalment of the series to make its way over to the hybrid console, there's nothing stopping fan favourites like Far Cry 3 delivering an awesome experience both on the go and at home. "Y'know, we buy the phones for their unique designs or software or whatever, but not having cross-network is like saying, 'Hey, you can't make calls to your brother because he has a different phone than you'".

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Regardless, Switch owners will be able to play Minecraft and Rocket League with Xbox One and Steam players before long.

"We think we've got it all covered", said Dunham. All we have to do is check that box and it would be up and running in less than an hour all over the world.

"I don't see why they should say no to Minecraft", said Dunham. "In reality it's a web page with a checkbox on it". Even though it's technically possible to achieve cross-platform play, Dunham is calling the barrier "a political one". Instead, they are concerned with the safety of their users on various Non-PlayStation platforms. "All we need is a green light from Sony".

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