PC & Mac play together (I realise Mac support is being dropped), I'm not sure a Linux port, if there were one, would have the same issue that consoles do. It's not really a technical limitation.Linux please
Doubt I'll cling to Windows once they go to the monthly fee format
Take a picture of the screen with your phone & upload it to imgurBut what about us Nintendo Switch players? I want to show off my Mario and Bowser ship skins to all you PC players!
The Switch allows you to fire chaff by waving the controller madly about your head, although if you wave it wildly about your rear end it jettisons all cargo.....I'm not sure the controller issue is any different on a potential tablet port than it would be in fortnite say.
And that's because it's all about the money.Before everyone sharpens their pitchforks and marches on FD HQ, remember that it's down to Microsoft and Sony... It's not because FD wouldn't do it, it's because the platform providers won't let them.
That's true mate.I'd like to see more interaction, I don't really see a downside so perhaps it's only a matter of time.
Most games, if they favour a controller method at all, favour kbm, a control set common to an enormous number of PvP games, not only ED. So while PvP parity is a potential issue it's not a problem with ED but with consoles. A problem that to my mind is not that difficult to solve
1) Good!Things FDev has said in the past:
1) They would like to see crossplay.
2) Patches and upgrades for PS and XBox take longer (this is why betas are PC only).
3) They are concerned to make sure that PvPers on one platform would not be at a disadvantage to players on another platform because of controllers.
There is a possible problem with duplicate CMDR names, and there may be issues with how players are instanced, but if the opportunity arises, it's certainly something they will look at seriously. It should benefit everyone.
This is the same solution I was thinking about.Sticking -PC, -XBox or -PS on the end would solve that, might not even need to actually display it either.
I would like for you to have the opportunity do do soThat's true mate.
it's not a problem with ED but with consoles.
We PS4 peasants would simply wipe you PC Lords away. With or without controllers.
But we would practise mercy...
Other than that - yes, we would highly appreciate being able to play cross platform as well.
Tough.True, but it might break immersion for the nitpickers
Xbox stopped being fair years ago.I think the problem just got more complicated...
The important point is that the game developer has to enable game support.
So if FDEV enable mouse and keyboard for ED XBOX, are they making an unfair playing field within XBOX console players? Or are they making strides towards enabling full cross-play?
Damned if you do? Damned if you don't?
Which imho is a very shortsighted thinking of Microsoft and Sony should it be valid.Sony just few weeks ago openly said they prefer their walled garden and Microsoft as second place loser can toss it.
Yeah, they are very few real technical difficulties, basically it is all about some imagined glory platforming.
To be fair, Microsoft also wants to be exclusive platform for gaming on PC. That's why Valve started their SteamOS initiative.
Everybody understands that if they are not exclusive for something, their change for good marketing of devices quickly diminishes and must rely on overall quality of the build and system.