Microsoft and Nintendo both announced big changes back in June during this year's E3: Their respective consoles, the Xbox One and the Switch, would support cross-play on Minecraft as part of the game's Better Together update, meaning Xbox One folks could connect with Switch owners without a hitch.
Sony hasn't allowed cross-play with Xbox One or any other platforms yet, and it seems like it's never going to. But the mere fact Nintendo agreed for this to happen means that the company, famous for being uptight, is now loosening up and seeing the value in collaboration with its foremost competitors.
Nintendo Switch Version Of 'Crazy Justice' To Support Cross-Play
With that in mind, another game is set to support cross-play between Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Developer Black Riddles has announced that Crazy Justice, its upcoming cel-shaded third-person shooter, will offer multiplayer across the aforementioned consoles. Xbox boss Phil Spencer retweeted the announcement on his Twitter page.
Crazy Justice isn't finished yet, though. It's currently seeking more funds via crowdfunding website Fig. At the time of writing, Black Riddles has collected $26,745 out of its $30,000 goal. The campaign ends on Oct. 20. Those who find the trailer promising should consider supporting the game. There's a $15 tier for either the Switch or PC version that includes a digital download of the Crazy Justice, a badge, and a special mention in the game's credits and manual.
Crazy Justice does look intriguing. Per the trailer, the game features a fast combat system, which is similar to Doom, and it also has "steampunk bio-mechanical monsters" that look pretty slick. Players can also dabble with customizable skill decks and choose from various playable characters.
If the crowdfunding is successful, Crazy Justice will be released in 2018 for the Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Judging by the looks of things now, it seems Sony's console will be out of the cross-play party yet again. Check out Black Riddles's YouTube channel to see more gameplay footage.
So, what could this mean for the Nintendo Switch? Well, for starters, Nintendo seems to be doing it right this time. The Wii U, as everyone knows, was a massive missed opportunity that failed due to a number of things, but mainly lackluster and confusing marketing in addition to a lack of compelling games. The Switch seems to suggest Nintendo is in its top form again, yet it's also changing for the better. It recently admitted that it wants more mature game on its latest console, a huge shift in tone from its kid-friendly reputation.