I know that cross-generation (PS3 player with a PS4 player) is not supported but can a XBOX One player play together with a PS4 player?

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    There is no game in which this is possible and there will likely never be one as Microsoft and Sony are direct competitors with their consoles. I can't see them working together to support cross-platform playing since they seem to rather try to seperate themselves with exclusives (even if it's just with some ingame stuff like in Destiny). Microsoft once tried cross-platform with Xbox-360 and PC with Shadowrun but it didn't work out well and they abandoned it soon after.
    – Kodama
    Sep 24, 2014 at 15:38

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As far as I know, no it is not cross platform. Bungie stated it is due to 'fairness' as the consoles (/ pc if they added it) would all be slightly different in performances.

Bungie Explains Why Destiny Cross-Platform Play Isn’t Happening

Destiny won’t feature any sort of cross-platform play [...] This isn’t due to a technical issue though, but rather Bungie not wanting to give players on the new consoles an unfair advantage, as Bungie Engineer Roger Wolfson told Digital Trends:

I’ll speak for the hypothetical player. I have a disadvantage sniping across the map because [my opponent with a new-gen console] is only two pixels on my screen and I’m four pixels on his. You see that in the world of PC gaming, where people are always racing to the best video card to give themselves the advantage.

Regardless of where the reality is, there’s definitely a perception among gamers that better hardware means you have an advantage. We don’t want to have to enter that fray, so to create the best, most level playing field, both actually and perceptually, we separated it by platform.

The above is the reason given in the linked interview, by a Bungie engineer - though there are as stated in the below comments other reasons for why it is hard to cross platform a game in general. For example SONY and Microsofts platform policies / ability to work together.

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    You can I believe migrate a PS3 character over to PS4 when you have one though? So play and if you get a PS4 you can use the character still :) See @Havatra 's post here gaming.stackexchange.com/a/184317/73392
    – user73392
    Sep 22, 2014 at 11:47
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    I know this already, but it doesn't help me in the short term. I'm willing to pay $60 to play with friends. I'm not willing to pay $450. I guess I don't value my friends very much. :P Sep 22, 2014 at 11:51
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    They just don't want the people who play [not my console] to realize how much they suck compared to players of [my console] :)
    – Philipp
    Sep 22, 2014 at 14:17
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    I think the section you quoted applies to cross-generation, not cross-platform. The reason you can't play between markets is due to Microsoft's policies on the matter.
    – turbo
    Sep 22, 2014 at 18:02
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    If the target is 4px while viewed through a scope, it should probably have been culled by the renderer anyway. Further, ppi depends on the TV, not the console, and unless you're an aim-bot, ppi is more relevant to you than px. Finally, that example is a technical issue! (One that has a technical fix, even, but apparently the developers didn't want to fix it.) It's possible there are other issues about cross-platform "fairness" they couldn't or didn't have time to surmount, but if that's the case, you should use them as your example for explaining the imbalance, not 4-pixel opponents.
    – Brian S
    Sep 22, 2014 at 18:49

No, this is not possible, unfortunately. See this post for an earlier similar question. Here I explain that the servers are seperater for each console, but you can transfer your profile cross generation, but not cross system (Ex. from PS3 to PS4, but not PS3 to Xbox 360/One).


This answer is entirely speculation, but as a software developer myself I feel it is educated speculation.

The biggest reason that I can come up with for Bungie (or any developer really) not to do this is that there is no framework in place for cross platform matchmaking, within each console the devs don't need to do much work (if any) to tap into a network of players for matchmaking. In order to implement a dedicated system to do so for the game would balloon both the cost of making the game and the time it takes to deliver the game (and keep in mind Destiny was already under development for more than 5 years and cost over $500 million).

Along side the lack of a shared network of players, they would also need to implement a custom friends system.

And the final reason that I can attribute to this goes along with their published reason for no cross generational play. These two systems are not exactly the same when it comes to hardware and although technically it won't make much of difference (if any) there are very many people that would use this difference as an excuse and flame the life out of Bungie.


No. That is not supported in this game.

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