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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Cross-Play With PS4

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Many gamers have dreamed of the ability to bring PS4 and Xbox One gamers together in a cross-play environment and apparently Xbox’s Phil Spencer is open to the idea.

As far as the possibility of it one-day being possible, that’s a different story according to Spencer.

“We talk to Sony all the time. With Minecraft on PlayStation, we have to be one of the biggest games on their platform in terms of sales and gameplay,” Spencer said in an interview with GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today .

“Same with Nintendo. The relationship with Nintendo on this front has been strong. They’ve been great supporters and we continue to collaborate with them. But I think Sony’s view is different. They should talk about what their view is…”

Spencer was careful not to talk badly of Sony but did say that they were resistant to the idea and said he was unsure if they would ever come around.

“I have a real struggle making comments about their motivation or timelines. I know there is a certain view that says if my friends have this console, they can’t play with people who buy another console. That’s a reason they go buy my console,” he said. “That reason is not going to go away. So we’re putting Minecraft out there as one of the biggest games on any platform and allowing people to play together regardless of what device they bought. I don’t think everybody is taking that same approach to the ecosystem. So I’m never going to call anything a lost cause but I think some of the fundamental reasons and certain scenarios, they’re not really going away. So I don’t know what would change.”

“I think people look at [cross-play] and say is it better for gamers. If it’s better for gamers, I have a hard time thinking why we shouldn’t go do this, especially when you’re trying to make the gaming business a bigger business; grow it, get more games, create more opportunity,” he said. “Especially in the indie space, actually. If you’re creating an online indie game and you’re going to create five [shards] of your game–the Steam version, Xbox Live on PC, Xbox version, the PlayStation version, the Switch version creates hard matchmaking scenarios. We should help developers, not make their lives more difficult.”

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Rockstar Games Resolves Issues Involving Players Finding Mass Grave of Dead Horses in Red Dead Online

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A recent issue on Red Dead Online that saw players of the game stumbling upon mass graves of dead horses, has been resolved by developer Rockstar Games.

“The issue affecting some players in Red Dead Online that was causing reduced numbers of animals in session and other knock-on effects has been resolved,” Rockstar said in a statement, according to Eurogamer.

You can take a look at a video showing the issues below:

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Total War: Three Kingdoms Launch Trailer Arrives

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Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

A launch trailer for Total War: Three Kingdoms has officially arrived and it focuses on Lie Vei, who is a historical figure within the game’s lore.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is set to arrive on May 23rd for PC.

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Overwatch Anniversary Event Kicks off May 21st

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The 3rd annual Overwatch Anniversary event is set to arrive on May 21st and will come with a number of new items and items from the past, along with seasonal brawls as well.

The event, which runs from May 21st to June 10th, will be playable for free until May 28th and players can already start downloading it.

Overwatch Anniversary event 2019

New Items

  • The Anniversary event will include 6 new Legendary skins and 3 epic skins
  • New dance emotes have been added for Baptiste, Ashe and Wrecking Ball

Returning Favorites

  • The Anniversary event will bring back previous seasonal cosmetic items including your favorite dance emotes from all previous years
  • Past seasonal brawls are returning to the Arcade and will be rotated daily, including those found in Overwatch Archives – Storm Rising

Loot Boxes

  • Players who login for the Anniversary event will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, which will guarantee one Legendary item
  • Players who purchase the 50 Loot Box Bundle will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box
  • All previous Seasonal Event loot will be included in loot boxes during the duration of the event

Free Trial

  • Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during the free trial event, which  from May 21-28.
  • Pre-load starting today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ahead of time.
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