Microsoft Xbox One Gamers Can Battle Sony PS4 & PC Players Soon
Microsoft will finally let its Xbox One gamers battle it out against those who’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4. But that’s not all, Xbox One folks can even play against PC players, thereby giving Xbox One the much-needed cross-platform player support.
This feature has been long mooted by the makers of Xbox, and it’s great to see that Microsoft has stuck to its task.
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.
This development comes after Microsoft announced backward compatibility support for the Xbox One. Sony has been relatively successful with its PS4 and Microsoft is doing its best to attract more and more gamers to its club.
Cross-platform support makes sure that in the foreseaable future gamers wouldn’t have to limit their console buying to what their friends own.
This expands a gamers’ horizon to a whole new level. However, one has to understand that what Microsoft has instigated is just a small step towards much bigger things.
Time for Sony to Open up
It doesn’t really matter if Microsoft is the only console maker willing to give access to other platforms. Ideally, Sony should team up with Microsoft and make sure that gamers unite to form a gaming fraternity like never before.
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.
Easier said than done, and considering Sony PS4 sell like hot-cakes, will they feel the need to open up after all?
Microsoft confirms that the Rocket League will be the first gaming title to offer cross-platform support.
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.
Here’s to a future that is not reliant on what gaming console you own.
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