The company quietly moved PS4 cross-play out of beta.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

You are probably about to see more and more multiplayer focused multi-platform games add support for cross-play soon. Just today, we saw that PUBG added in cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation users. Even the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare test included some cross-play support. With these new changes, Modern Warfare may be the first game to actually ship with cross-play functionality right out of the box.

This move by Sony now means that the decision to support cross-platform play is entirely in the hands of the developers. During the beta, only a small number of games were actually allowed to support this long-requested feature. Some of those games that were tested during the beta period include Fortnite, Rocket League, and Dauntless.

The benefits to this cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation should be quite apparent. Games with smaller player pools on one platform or another can now join up to form a much larger player pool shared between platforms. It also gives you greater freedom to play with your friends that may not own the same console as you.

In speaking with Wired, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said that both cross-play and Sony's own streaming service, PS Now, will be key features for the next generation of consoles.

Speaking of PS Now, Sony has actually dropped the price on subscriptions by 50%. You can now get a month of PS Now for just $10 (USD). They also just added some new games: God of War, Infamous Second Son, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Grand Theft Auto V.