DQ Builders 2 to feature Cross-Play, Kind Of

Square Enix had a few tidbits to share for the upcoming sandbox RPG, Dragon Quest Builders 2, in an interview this week featuring the latest on the building game.

After getting that perfect shot in Photo Mode, you’ll be able to send it to the “Bulletin Board” for other players to see. The Bulletin Board is the same for all players, regardless of whether they are playing on the PS4 or Nintendo Switch. In addition, you’ll also be able to explore the islands belonging to players from other platforms, though you can’t directly interact with them.

No, this isn’t cross-play on the level of Fortnite, but it’s still a nice touch for players everywhere. To be able to see the creativity of players on all platforms is certainly a sign of goodwill. It also allows the Dragon Quest community to be united, not divided and lets them appreciate the works of fellow builders all over. Earlier this year, PlayStation devs made headlines with some jaded comments on joining in on the cross-play fun that Microsoft and Nintendo, up to this point, haven’t had a problem with doing.

Following the release of cross-play for Fortnite, Sony’s Global CEO John Kodera said “For 24 years, we have strived to deliver the best gaming experience to our fans by providing a uniquely PlayStation perspective. Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.”

It’s not huge, but heading into the next console generation, it may become something that many more people ask for in the future. Dragon Quest Builders 2 releases in Japan on December 20th, 20,18 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game is headed West in 2019.

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Taylor Bauer

Taylor is from Aurora, IL and received both his B.S. and M.S. in Communication from Illinois State University, where he taught radio production and media management for two years. Taylor studies critical media theory, loves all things Nintendo and Xbox, and is an avid listener of NPR. He is also a self-proclaimed music nerd, and loves all genres.

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