Microsoft has announced it will support cross-network play, which will allow Xbox owners to play games with PC or PlayStation users.
Chris Carla, Director of [email protected], said that cross-network play can, in theory, apply to any game. “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,” Charla wrote.
“Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players.” So basically the offer is on the table but yet to be taken up. There’s still no news on when you can pair up in bigger titles such as The Division, but its definitely possible.
The first game coming with support for cross-network play will be Rocket League. It will support regular PC and Xbox owners.
This news got the internet abuzz with hopes of Minecraft being one of the first titles to go cross-platform. For those of you who don’t know, Minecraft is a Microsoft-owned gamed that is also available on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita and Microsoft has never hidden the fact that it holds massive ambitions for players on all platforms to play together.
But this brings to notice that Sony might not be the most excited about this venture, since they’ve got not much to gain from it. It has the more successful console as well as better-selling titles this time around.
What is to come of this decision remains to be seen but definitely very exciting times ahead.