If you own an Xbox, you can’t play against someone who has a PS4 and vice versa. Well, that may be about to change. Microsoft has made a big announcement that allows cross-network play.
Microsoft has confirmed that developers making games for Xbox One and Windows 10 will soon be able to support cross-network play. That means that gamers on Xbox will be able to play online against players on PlayStation 4 and PC. This is huge gaming news.
The only caveat is that Sony and others will have to participate so that gamers on these platforms can play online against each other. We will see how that goes. Rocket League is going to be one of the first titles to support cross-network play. Microsoft is extending an “open invitation for other networks to participate as well,” so that other console manufacturers like Sony can allow gamers to play online against each other regardless of the platform they’re on. Lets hope that Sony goes for it. This could change the way we game.
Director of ID@Xbox Chris Charla explained that it’s up to game developers to support the feature and even if they do, Xbox Live players will always have the option to play online against Xbox Live players only. We will have to see how this plays out.
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