Microsoft Announces New Plans For Full Cross Platform Play

Microsoft has always wanted cross-platform play between their consoles and the PC (Killer Instinct will have cross-platform player with Windows 10 and Xbox One). A new development is something bigger though: Microsoft noted that they are considering expanding cross-platform play to “other console and PC networks.”

When talking about the cross-platform innovation Microsoft’s Chris Charla said in an open letter, “[its] 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.” Rocket League will be the first game to support this innovation. Mike Ybarre, a Microsoft employee, said “On cross network play: gamers want more people to play with. We’re enabling that and giving devs bigger MP pools.”

This is putting a lot of pressure on developers, but the bigger push is making sure people and publishers support it. Sony and Nintendo are now the largest publishers having to decide on whether or not to support this step in gaming, which could have a huge ripple effect later on.

 

 

 

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Written By Guest Contributor Arthur

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