The Big Question: Where Do You Play Multiplatform Games?

The Big Question: Where Do You Play Multiplatform Games?

So, most games are multiplatform these days. Where do you usually play them — on PC, PS4 or Xbox One?

I don’t have a beefy PC rig at the moment so I generally play multiplatform games on the PS4. Last generation I was mostly on the Xbox 360.

I am on the verge of considering a PC that hooks up directly to my TV as my main solution. I think I’ll do that in the a year or so. Feels like we’re already seeing consoles struggle with new games like Just Cause 3 and even Fallout 4.

Where do you play multiplatform games?

[polldaddy poll=9208770]


  • Hmm, PS4 or PS4? 😛

    Generally the 360 would be where they ended up going, since I avoid Steam and such on the PC. Now though it’s Wii U or nothing.

      • Because I am a hippie. Pretty much the only games I get on PC are DRM-free stuff from Humble 😛

        Can never really remember the specific reasons for things like this, but I know they exist. Just don’t like the whole “here you need to create this account and add this client and do all these other things just to play that game you bought”, especially in relation to games brought home from a shop. And even moreso when they make you download a tonne of crap before you can even start playing.

        • i guess so.
          for me, i find it convenient to have all my PC games centralised like that. even if it does mean downloading, but when i have 200 gig a month (now 1TB thanks to internode), i just leave things to go overnight and enjoy it the next day – OR, thankfully my other IT colleagues allow me to download things to a steam client at work using our fast internet and then i just back up the files to a hard drive and take them home.

          • Oh yeah, I’ve been meaning to check out GOG at some point. Just haven’t really had reason to yet.

            They seem like cool guys.

          • I signed up for gog, bought nothing & over the years have collected over 15 free games.

            Most are a bit old & croaky but Fallout 1,2& Tactics was fantastic!

          • Totally agree 100% – I’m trying to make the jump to GOG. I chose GOG instead of Steam for both Divinity Original Sin and Pillars of Eternity – and when I get Witcher 3 it will be from GOG (even if the price is higher). It’s starting to worry me how many games I have locked up with Steam (although it’s actually Ubisoft that is scaring me away from all DRM).

  • Mostly comes down to controls and the type of game. Some games I prefer using a keyboard/mouse one-two punch, others feel way more intuitive with a controller on the couch. (I know I can set up a controller for PC, but I’m a lazy, lazy man. :P) So PC/PS4 share my love!

    If a game is noticeably a console port, it’s always best to pick up on a console. 🙂

    • huh?
      **plugs xbox 360 wireless dongle into PC, waits for auto driver install to finish, press pair button on dongle, presses pair button on controller** – ready to go.

      also even easier with windows 10 and xbone dongle as drivers are already there.

  • Beefy PC hooked up to the main TV.

    360 controller for some, keyboard and mouse for others (which I have on one of those mini-ironing boards on my lap).

    Gives me everything I want.

  • If it’s a casual game with average graphics I’ll play on PS4, but something like battlefield, fallout etc, I’ll play on PC. I can’t vote for though :/

  • XBOX One. It’s got my XBOX Live friends list and I like the controller a lot more than the PS4. I could use the PC, but I find it too distracting.

  • I like to play mainly on the PS4 but I also like to play on the PS4. The choice is too hard! *head explodes*

  • I play the AAAs on both. Finished Fallout on PS4, on the home straight with Xbox now. I tend to side with PS4 for a complete playthrough thanks to the Platinum trophy mechanism though. It’s nice to have an indicator of a ‘finished’ game without my stats being skewed following DLC (eg. Shadow of Mordor, platinum’d PS4 without DLC, only about 60-70% on Xbox).

    • Wait, so when you say you play games on both, you don’t mean you buy some games for one and some for the other, you buy the same games for both consoles and play through both of them?

      • Correct. Play through games (not all games, generally just the AAAs) at least twice. But I won’t go for completionist on the Xbox though, I’ll just do a cheevo run, and go completionist on PS4 for the Platinum.

  • Why isn’t Vita on the list? There are quite a lot of PS3/PS4 games that also come out on the Vita that I play.

    • I think because the focus is on multiplatform AAA releases eg . JC3, CODBO3, BATAK etc.

      There’s probably more tentpole major release multiplatform games on 360/ps3/3DS than Vita, even if they’re of the FIFA, cod, skylanders, infinity type games. Was this years Skylanders, COD, FIFA, Madden, Just Dance or Infinity released on Vita?

      Either way – I’m sure it’s a great console – but yeah, you can see by the “multiplatform” criteria – ps3, 360 & even WiiU would probably be more relevant poll choices.

      • What if you play the PS4 version on your Vita using remote play? Does that count as playing it on Vita?!?!

        *disappears down rabbit hole*

  • I only had a PS4 for a long time, so I chose that. But now that I’ve recently got an Xbox One, if there is a negligible difference between the two versions, I’m going to start getting them for that instead

  • Always PC. If there’s decent emulation available for a console then I’ll pack that system away, rip the discs, and play them on PC too.

  • Xbox One. The vast majority of my friends play over xbl together even though most of us have ps4s and decent enough pcs as well. I prefer co-op gaming with my friends over single player gaming or pvp gaming.

      • Comes down to having more friends on PS4 for me, I have no true preference as I’ve owned both Xbox and PS consoles each generation, just have my RL friends and made more online friends on Playstation.

  • PC – wireless xbox 360 controller and dell business keyboard and mouse
    and in GTA V i use both, sometimes at the same time.

  • Usually my xbox one. I have a ps4 and pc but find myself using the xbox more because I like the controller, my friends play it and I like the o.s.

  • It’s it’s an FPS, it’s always the PC. I never play FPS games on consoles (the Metroid Prime series being the exception). Well, RTS games too but they are pretty much the domain of PC’s anyway.

    Other genres it varies, I guess it depends what platform I can find it the cheapest on.

  • I have a paperweight of an XBone and a PS4 which has no rubber on the sticks of two controllers 😉

    Been thinking about getting a half decent rig to play some PC only games but I’m struggling to justify the cost

  • PS4 now, but last gen I went through different phases first with a 360, then PC, then PS3, back to PC. I’ve been basically PS4 only since that point and now valiantly trying to finish off my last-gen backlog.

  • PC or PS4. I liked GTA V on PC, but it just felt more at home on the PS4/PS3. Even though I used an Xbox controller on PC in the end.

  • Bit of a mix between PS4 and PC.

    – If it’s a multiplayer game, generally PS4 as that’s where most of my friends are.

    – If not multiplayer: is the PC port good? If yes, PC. If not, PS4.

  • Like many I was a 360 man but now prefer PS4. Mainly play co-op or single player games.
    Hello Destiny and Fallout!

    Why am I wasting precious Fallout time by typing this?

  • Xbox+TV to my right, triple-monitor PC to my left.

    I got tired of FPS on PC, ever since my 2500+ hours on BF2 I just don’t feel the need to be so competitive any more. I’ve gotten very good with twiddle sticks and still walk away happy from most play sessions, but it’s just so much more relaxing now (at 38 with two kids and minimal gaming hours) to lean back on my chair and frag from a controller.

    I play lots of ArmA and some BF4 on my PC and singleplayer games, but multi is mostly console based.

  • Use PC at work then use some more PC after work, but still for work. I play games on the PS4, keeps the unwanted code/clients off my development environment.

    It also helps me separate business from pleasure.

  • Don’t have a PS4 yet but Xbox 360 was my lead console last gen and I expect Xbox One will continue to be once I have a PS4, if I ever get one (I will get one).

  • For multiplayer games, I buy on whatever more friends have (I own PS3/4 & Xbox one/360 & capable PC).
    For single player games, usually whatever is cheapest.

  • I didn’t have console since PS2 and all these years I am PC gaming(..I have a High End PC) but…..last year i bought PS4 because I wanted to taste and see how are the consoles now since 2002….and i was really surprised and shocked….yes before i was claiming console gaming for PC ports….but now i don’t care…so i play 70% on PS4 and 30% on PC…..

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