Since the whole debacle about crossplay between platforms with Fortnite and soon after both Nintendo and Xbox had a crossplay trailer for Minecraft showing off friends on two different systems enjoying the same game together, crossplay has been a major key lately for Nintendo and they plan to expand it with other games.
In Nintendo’s recent shareholders meeting, President Tatsumi Kimishima and Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi spoke with their investors on current topics like sales and future initiatives. During the meeting crossplay came up as an question and how Nintendo plans to expand on the feature for other titles.
Kimishima responded that as both Fortnite and Minecraft can be played on other platforms with Nintendo’s console, that the company will continue to support crossplay with other platforms. But also stating that:
offering Nintendo titles on other platforms remains unchanged.
As crossplay will let you play games with other platforms, it will not bring Nintendo’s titles to other platforms. With Takahashi response giving more intake on what Nintendo has planned for the future of crossplay for the company.
“Crossplay basically comes about from conversations between publishers and platform holders. We are inclined to do what we can to help publishers incorporate crossplay when that is what they want. The other parties involved also have a say in whether we are able to reach this outcome or not, so we will continue to discuss it with them.”
Along with assisting developers about bringing crossplay to their titles, Nintendo will also have to discuss with Microsoft, Sony and even Valve to make it a reality for this. As said before already, Minecraft and Fortnite already have crossplay between both Microsoft and Nintendo, so seeing this relationship continue seem likely in the future.
For Sony, they have been listening to their consumers and is at work on having a solution to their current problems with crossplay on Playstation 4.