OMFG has actually finally happened… in an Xbox Wire post by Chris Charla, the director of [email protected] at Microsoft. Announces a slew of new updates coming to the Xbox One and among one of them is Cross network play for the Xbox One, yes the long awaited cross platform Multiplayer play between PC and consoles is actually happening. But wait, it gets better Microsoft is opening it up to allow other consoles to join in the fun too, but that really depends on Sony and Nintendo…
Talk about one step for world domination Microsoft, So what does this mean…
“First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks."
Says Chris, well the first game that will be taking advantage of this capability is Psyonix’s Rocket League allowing cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players, with an open invitation for other networks to join in as well. There will also be an option to only play against Xbox player or PC players, etc.
Well, it looks like Microsoft is headed in the right direction in terms of Windows and console Gaming, uniting players under one open platform, leads to more innovations and possibility for gaming. Hopefully other platforms jump on this as it would be nice to be able to play with my PC or PlayStation friends on my Xbox or the other way around vice versa. With endless possibilities, what is the first game that you want to play cross network?
Source- Xbox Wire
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