It would actually be more accurate to say that PCEA was invented to replace the Flash version of the game, since Flash support is going away. Cross-platform play (PC vs. mobile) has always been only a secondary concern.
I'm afraid that is just not true Sam . Probably for 8 years before you came along . There have been dozens of posts , threads and discussions . Regarding the urgency for " cross platform play ". Between Flash and Mobile . Many many players practically insisting that this feature is a must .
For years the response was none to nil ( as usual ) .
As a replacement for Flash to be sure . But there had to be some hooks to convince the WGT Universe .
It would seem a waste of time and a bit ironic to go through the trouble of creating a cross platform friendly version of Flash . 1 year before terminating that version permanently .
But if you say that is what happened . You have one testimony from Ken that this is the case .
I have to wonder how close to a gaming system one would have to have . To actually be able to utilize that feature .
Even if that is the case . Why tease the users with a temporary high end feature for less than 1 year . It seems doubtful and an irrational scenario . Big surprise .
Here is one review of the current state .
one in our CC has any issues, Post World Cup when the majority of us in
The CC dropped Flash & switched to PCEA a small minority stuck with
Flash & since that old Update which brought in Crossplatform
between PCEA & Flash we've been able to play any Multiplayer game
against each other.
Here is another .
Only cross platform play is in the H2H coin rooms most of us PCEA want to play stroke alt match and skins with mobile/tablet.
Regardless of what is correct . If " cross platform play " is possible ?
It is still a very selective , hard to use feature . And a flash in the
pan . As it will disappear even faster than what it took to get it
If what I am hearing is correct . Multiplayer between PCEA and Mobile is not happening . They are the same platform . Not " cross platform play " .
It seems that WGT research and development and the QA team . Are not even able to get the basics functioning correctly .
Sounds like a very frustrating future .