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Future 2: Sony reportedly blocked character transfers

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In the event you’ve ever puzzled why you could not simply switch your character’s progress in Future 2 from console to PC when the latter model launched after the previous, it appears like you will have Sony accountable. 

Within the newest episode of the Kotaku Splitscreen podcast, Jason Schreier means that Sony enacted insurance policies which ensured that gamers wouldn’t be capable of switch Future 2 character knowledge from console to PC. Why? Nicely, it appears that evidently they needed folks to affiliate Future with the PS4 and felt that the flexibility to switch characters between platforms would smash that phantasm. 

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Whereas Schreiber would not elaborate on the place he realized this data, the concept the PlayStation workforce would push to forestall character transfers make a number of sense. First off, Sony has at all times pushed Future tougher than different console producers. Together with securing timed unique content material for the collection, lots of the early Future commercials and advertising supplies ended with a shot of the PlayStation emblem.

Extra importantly, the thought of Sony attempting to forestall concord between platforms is fairly on model for an organization that refused to permit for cross-play till very lately. Sony has at all times had statements able to go that seemingly clarify why they do not assist cross-platform content material, however most individuals (probably rightly) assumed that it actually all got here all the way down to greed. 

What’s superb about all of that is that the PlayStation four has a few of the greatest exclusives of this console technology. It is odd that Sony would push so exhausting to additional this concept that Future 2 is a PS4 recreation when it is not solely true however when you think about that there are many precise PS4 exclusives that supply sufficient compelling causes to personal the console. 

We’ll see whether or not or not Bungie’s latest cut up from Activision could have any impact on how a lot they struggle towards such insurance policies. 

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