There was no sign of Rockstar Games and its upcoming game “#Red Dead Redemption 2" at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). This was disappointing considering all the expectations players had. Nevertheless, there are rumors that the studio is up to something big for its title.

The video game company is believed to be on a pursuit of cross-play for “Red Dead Redemption 2” on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The speculation came from Liam Robertson of WWG, who is known to be a reliable source in the industry. It is worth noting that this guy is the one who leaked the well-known Mario/Rabbids cross-over a couple of months prior to its official release.

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So, in a sense, what he said about the sequel might have some truth to it.

Sequel and console cross-play

It is really a surprise for Microsoft and Sony to consider doing cross-play deals for the sake of the game. While it seems too good to be true, it does not necessarily mean it will not be happening or there is no chance of it happening. In reality, the technology to do so is already there, thanks to “Minecraft” and “Rocket League.” The only thing that matter is for both parties to come to an agreement.

In its most organic form, cross-play is a technology of sort that allows players, regardless of the console they are using, to meet in the video game’s world. Think about PlayStation 4 players and Xbox One players getting together in a certain location inside the game. If this is allowed, the possibilities are just endless.

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The idea is to be bring down the walls that divide the two consoles. Of course, such complicated system also means complicated partnership to be built.

Microsoft allows cross-play

Interestingly though, Microsoft has shown interest towards the technology of cross-play and how it can actually improve gameplay experience. Just a couple of days ago, the tech giant agreed to allow such system in almost all of its platform except on PlayStation. The reasoning behind it, however, is that it will only jeopardize the safety of their users when connected with other players from either Xbox One and/or Nintendo Switch.

With “Red Dead Redemption 2,” though, rumors suggest that Rockstar can talk their way to bringing this into reality. In fact, the studio is even believed to have started it already. Since Microsoft is quite open to the idea of cross-play, perhaps the video game company would just have to convince Sony. If this indeed happens, history will be made and there is no doubt the community will grow even bigger.