Dungeon Defenders Cross-Platform Play Brings Consoles, PC and Mobile Players Together

By Jeremy M. Zoss in Gaming News, Mobile
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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You can play it on pretty much anything!
‚ÄčAs online gaming has increased in popularity, a few titles have attempted limited cross-platform play, such as games that allowed players on Xbox 360s and PCs to play together or others that linked gamers on PS3s and PSPs. Today, developer Trendy Entertainment announced what very well be the most ambitious cross-platform play ever. An unspecified version of its Dungeon Defenders franchise will allow gamers to play together, whether they're playing on PlayStation 3, PC, iPhone or Android phone.

"We're doing things now that we've dreamed about doing for years," said Jeremy Stieglitz, COO and co-founder of Trendy Entertainment. "The industry is inevitably moving towards platform-agnostic interconnectivity for multiplayer and anytime/anywhere access to in-game content. Companies have trained us to expect such access with our music, our photos and any online media, pretty much everything. It's only natural for us to give gamers the ability to play Dungeon Defenders online, anywhere they want, whatever their platforms of choice."

This is a pretty impressive step towards a more connected gaming world. I simply love the idea of being able to play the same version of a game on the go that I might play at home, and removing barriers between players on different platforms will only make gaming more accessible to everyone. I seriously cannot tell you how many times I've had to explain to a casual gamer that players on an Xbox 360 and a PS3 can't play a game of Black Ops together - it just doesn't make sense that they can't do that. Apparently, Trendy Entertainment agrees.

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