Microsoft have confirmed that the Xbox One cross platform support is to increase from not just compatibility with Windows 10 games but also other platforms, opening up the scenario for Xbox One gamers to play against other gamers using other consoles, oh let’s say a PS4. This is something gamers have longed for years, ney decades! Now, actually making this possible is down to game developers and is sure to be fraught with technical difficulties, but would be major milestone in gaming. Gaming platform decisions have long been decided by the comment “my mates have that one”!
In a post on Xbox Wire, director of ID@Xbox Chris Carla discussed the following:
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.
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. We’re thrilled to confirm that Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of this new capability by enabling cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players, with an open invitation for other networks to participate as well.