Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Microsoft to allow cross-network play with PC, PS4

Microsoft is pushing to allow cross-network gaming between the Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and other console gaming networks such as the PS4.

Rocket League by developer Psyonix will be the first title to get the cross-network play treatment, and Microsoft notes that there is an "open invitation for other networks to participate as well."

ID@Xbox boss Chris Charla wrote that "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."

Currently, Microsoft allows cross-platform play. As long as a user has an Xbox Live account, compatible games will support players on Xbox or a Windows 10 PC. This new feature will enable players, for example, on Sony's PlayStation Network, to battle with friends on an Xbox One in the same game.

[Photo: PlayStation]

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