Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Dr Martimus DOOM Nov 6, 2012 @ 2:38pm
Cross Platform
So my friends has this for ipad, and i was hoping we could play together. Is there cross platform play?
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GB-EX Nov 7, 2012 @ 4:52am 
Unfortunately, there is not. I heard the programming to do that would be quite tremendous, and Duels is only JUST beginning to get some kind of budget (though, it still must be relatively small, considering all the glitches and how cheap the game is).
Xelloss_XXXIII Nov 7, 2012 @ 4:18pm 
I really wish there was at least some crossplateform accounts. Having to pay the game again + redo all the unlock is just a big no for friends on an other plateform to migrate toward steam.
Dr Martimus DOOM Nov 7, 2012 @ 5:28pm 
Yeah, this is a bummer
urbancombatkill May 10 @ 9:16am 
I want to provide some insight as a programmer and Internet expert.

The Internet and the way devices communicate is via TCP/IP which is standardized. The communication between different platforms of gaming systems requires, by itself, no specialized programming. Why do you think that any time ANY new social media site or even the smallest startup can have Android, iPad, Amazon, etc. apps that connect to the service just fine? Why do you think it wasn't hard for Myspace, Facebook, etc. to make apps for pretty much every device. What's more before Facebook etc. made an official app, and even after, there were 3rd parties that made such apps. The reason is because of what I said. The way Facebook communicates with Internet browsers regardless of whether they are on Mac, PC, Linux or are Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. is the same. The HTML, CSS and Javascript is the same.

Now here's where I'm going to provide some info where GB-EX's comment is probably true. Each console uses a different way of implementing online play, and you can almost guarantee instead of using open standards they use a proprietary system in order to avoid others from being able to make clients for it. Each one is different and therefore this is where the cross-platform difficulty comes from.

It is because of big business and wanting to hoard money but also to avoid piracy of games. So you can pretty much blame those people who want to get games for free and not pay anything for this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Some ruin it for all. And now people need massive budgets to do this ♥♥♥♥. Isn't that insane?

Things when they started were much simpler.
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