Crossplay has become a little bit of a lifesaver for games with smaller online communities. While it’s great that games like Fortnite and Rocket League enable you to play together, irrespective of console – the feature can be an essential means of establishing a healthy playerbase among less popular games. One particular beneficiary is the fighting game community.
Games with more niche online communities now somewhat depend on crossplay. While it’s great that games like Fortnite and Rocket League allow you to play with friends, regardless of console, the ability to do so can be a crucial part of building a strong playerbase for less well-known titles. The fighting game community is one such benefactor.
It’s big news, then, that King of Fighters 15 is adding the feature. This game previously supported crossplay across the PS5 and PS4, but will soon add PC and Xbox Series X|S to the player pool. Given that the SNK fighter is a little on the niche side, this should help seriously bolster its player numbers, ultimately improving the experience for everyone. Great stuff!
This week’s Apple Loop looks back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, including astonishing iPhone performance, surprising iPhone 14 price, leaks about iOS’ always-on screen, concerns about the MacBook Pro, a delay for the iPad OS, Apple’s advertising expansion, and Microsoft’s move into the Apple Silicon market. The purpose of Apple Loop is to bring to your attention some of the numerous talks that have occurred over Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).