In news that came out of nowhere, Blizzard just confirmed they’re open to the idea of supporting cross-platform play for Overwatch on consoles (PS4/Xbox One).
@bickiya There is no cross platform play. We’ll keep an eye on cross-platform possibilities on the consoles.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 4, 2016
The company confirmed this while replying to a tweet that inquired whether the game would ever feature cross-platform play. Although, it clearly stated that the game currently doesn’t support any form of cross-platform play, it also promised to “keep an eye on cross-platform possibilities on the consoles.”
However, Blizzard ruled out cross-platform support for the game when it comes to cross-play between PC and consoles citing that the developer felt that it might break the gameplay.
We have no plans for that. Mixing mouse/keyboard and controller can have balance and competitive issues.
This comes as a pleasant surprise for the Overwatch community, because if Blizzard does indeed decide to allow such a feature to be implemented into the game, it might prove to be a historic move.
However, it’ll also have to be approved by Sony and Microsoft, but this definitely opens up the possibilities for having a serious discussion among all the parties involved.