So cross platform?

Either Sony caves and permits unrestricted cross platform play before the deadline... or the developers pull the plug until the screams of the outraged owners of Sony consoles force Sony to back down.
If I've learned anything from Democracy it's that people will do what ever benefits themselves and that not everyone agrees where that benefit lies.
 
I would like to see crossplay between consoles only. Too much cheating on PC. Leave them alone with their supremacy and let the consoles have the fun.
 
I would suggest an additional class of "Open": "Open (Own Platform only)". Obviously, if you're playing on PC, XBox or PS4, you'll see only CMDRs playing whichever platform you're playing upon, and none of the others. In effect, it's just what we have now. To clarify, you'll only see players who are also playing in "Open (Own Platform only)".

However, with full cross-platform play, "Open" becomes "You'll see players playing on any supported platform". It will be true cross-platform play, not the "Open (Own Platform only)" play we currently have where only the background sim is common to all platforms.
 
Sony PS4 runs on Orbis, a fork of Linux. Microsoft Corp <<(minus it's Unix for Windows and Posix) >> and Linux don't mix. Good luck on that one.
I'm a professional software developer, and I can say that it is not nearly as difficult as you make it sound. Applications get ported between - or developed for - both platforms all the time. The high level language can easily be written to allow for platform differences, and only the compiler software needs to know all the details.
 
The problem with ultimatums as suggested is that the big console companies have bought up the developers. Yes there are independent developers, such as FD, but these have to be nice to console suppliers if they want their games on those and not just the PC.
It's only us purchasers of game that could carry any weight, but that's not really practical, each platform has its own user group.
Proffit driven companies only change if they can see it is in their interest.
 
I'm a professional software developer, and I can say that it is not nearly as difficult as you make it sound. Applications get ported between - or developed for - both platforms all the time. The high level language can easily be written to allow for platform differences, and only the compiler software needs to know all the details.
I agree, the issue is only porting the software, which is not impossible , not the communication between server and user machines.
 
The point is: a communication like this one would be nice from Frontier: War Thunder Dev: We’ve Asked Sony About Console Crossplay Multiple Times, Haven’t Received Clearance Yet

If you don't ask, you don't get. Is there interest from Frontier's side to make this happen? If so, do something proactive. Sony won't certainly come knocking at the door in Cambridge begging for Elite to go cross-play.
It might be an idea to get a Nintendo port of game and then get Microsoft and Nintendo to allow cross platform play, then maybe Sony will come knocking.?
We can hope 🙄
 
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