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Monday, June 6, 2011

Activision to release first ever cross platform game

According to an Activision press release, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure will be the first ever cross platform game. This doesn't mean that it will bring players from all different systems together to play on one server against each other in one "world" but it could be the start. When Activision calls this a "cross platform" game they mean that you as a gamer with multiple systems will be able to move your character back and forth across all the supported consoles. While jumping systems your character will pick up right where you left it. The biggest advantage of this that I can see is the ability to keep the game portable, playing on your preferred system at home from PC to PS3 then you can pick up where you left off on your 3DS or other mobile device.

While I don't find it as exciting as the possibility of a shooter on a mixed server combining PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, it could be the start of many possible future platform mergers.

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