Big news came out of the Microsoft camp today as it was announced they’ve opened the door to allow for cross-network play between the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Among other features coming to the Xbox One, Director of ID@Xbox, Chris Charla announced the XBox One supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live. In addition, Microsoft is “enabling developers to support cross-network”. This essentially opens up the door for the possibility of cross-network play between Xbox One players and Playstation 4 players as well. The first game to support this feature will be Rocket League. However, there is a minor catch in the deal as Charla explained:
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.
Whether or not other developers will utilize this feature and whether the Playstation 4 will for other games as well remains to be seen. However this is the first step in cross-network play throughout the console gamers.
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