I like Star Trek Online. It’d probably be a pretty fun game to play on consoles during idle downtime, but there’s a problem with that: I don’t like it so much that I want to start up totally from scratch just to occasionally play on the PS4 instead of on my PC. I also like Final Fantasy XIV, and if I want to play that on my console, I really just need to load it up and then I’m good to go.
To some extent, I’m sure that this has less to do with a deep and abiding desire to lock off crossplay and more to do with technical limitations and/or licensing agreements. But for the moment, let’s put that to one side and just think about the logistics of it. Would you play an MMO on console with crossplay? Would it be appealing to you, or would it not really affect your play patterns?