Sony’s stance on allowing cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One players was laid out firmly with the refusal to play ball with Minecraft, which will soon support cross-platform play, but not on Sony’s console.
Now, ARK: Survival Evolved is facing the same issue. The development team at Studio Wildcard took to Twitter to say that they have cross-platform play working internally, but Sony won’t allow it.
The developer didn’t go into any further detail.
For ARK, if the session HOST is running an Xbox One X, anyone connected to that host will not have tether regardless of clients’ consoles 🙂
— Jeremy Stieglitz (@arkjeremy) August 18, 2017
Sony also recently closed the door on potential Rocket League PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play.
ARK: Survival Evolved has been in open beta for some time, though its official full release is set for August 29 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.