Cross-play is a concept that seemed foreign only one generation ago. The thought of Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation users playing together seemed like blasphemy, a pipe-dream that would never come to fruition.
It wasn’t until Epic Games “accidentally” enabled cross-play for Fortnite back in 2017 that gamers realized how easily the possibility of playing with console opposites could be.
Cross-play is no longer a request from players, it is a demand.
Currently, there are only three titles that offer full cross-play support: Fortnite, Rocket League, and the newly released Dauntless. In a world where power discrepancy in consoles is less apparent than ever, the ball is left in the court of console manufacturers to come together and find a solution.
However, as the movement continues to expand and more players are tweeting at Microsoft and Sony to get this done, we ask ourselves, what games need cross-play now more than ever?
Here are six games that need cross-play ASAP.
Being a title that is played by millions across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC makes Destiny 2 a perfect candidate for cross-play functionality.
Destiny 2 is known for being one of the most engaging games on the market with its constant stream of new content and quests for players to enjoy. There are new seasons and expansions always on the horizon, allowing Guardians to expand their vault of gear with new and exciting weapons, armor and abilities.
With the release of Shadowkeep right around the corner, there is no better time for Destiny 2 to enable cross-functionality. And with the announcement of the base game going F2P in September, cross-play would allow those new players to matchmake more easily when playing older content.
In their latest live stream heading into E3, Bungie announced that they will also be bringing cross-save support in Destiny 2 later this year, potentially setting the stage for cross-play when the time comes.
Destiny 2 would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of cross-play because it would allow Bungie to bring more players together for their multiplayer events like raids and strikes.
By allowing players on any platform to pair up, queue times for the lesser-played modes like Gambit and Crucible would also be cut dramatically due to its newly expanded player base.
If Bungie is able to pull some strings and allow players on any platform to team up, it will breathe new life into the game and potentially bring lapsed players back into the world of Destiny.