Microsoft has finally unveiled what every gamer has always wanted, an Xbox One Cross Play feature that will also include rival platforms. In a letter from Chris Charla, director of the ID@Xbox, part of it stated ?First, 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.?
He also added that game developers will still have the option on whether they want their products to be played on multiplayer cross play or not. With the multiplayer network, the Xbox One Cross Play feature can now work on other platforms, such as PC and the PlayStation console.
Players using the Xbox console can also choose whether they want to activate their game and join the multiplayer network or not. Currently, Xbox has confirmed that Rocket League from (Psyonix) will be the first game to launch on the multiplayer network.
Rocket League will be automatically integrated to join the PC network, with the advantage of an open invitation for other platforms to join the game.
Meanwhile, they also confirmed that, there are over 40 games in their lineup for Xbox One, all of which came from independent developers, who currently use the ID@Xbox. This year however, fans can expect the launching of SuperHot, We Happy Now, INSIDE, Cuphead, Below, Pit People and Worms WMD.
Microsoft on the hand, assured its game developers that the Xbox platform is still a medium for marketplace. In their statement, it said ?We don?t just want to provide a platform to ship games, we want to provide a marketplace where games have the opportunity to sell, so developers can achieve commercial success and keep doing what they love to do ? make great games for us to play!?