The two big consoles — Xbox One and Playstation 4 — have been bitter rivals since the beginning of time. Both have their own sets of games and featured exclusives available to each. But now, times have changed. These bitter rivals are now starting to become friends, and at this point gamers who swore loyalty to one can now play with the other. Yes, Microsoft Xbox One has decided it?s time they offer cross-network play with Sony?s Playstation 4.
This means a lot of things to gamers. For one, you can now play with a friend who owns Sony?s high-end console. Though both consoles will always have differences, it would still be nice if you can play a game that they both offer. Not only that, you will be able to play with a friend who uses a PC as well, as long as it is running on Windows 10. You can play with them, or against them, but rest assured this is going to be a lot of fun.
Xbox Live subscribers have been waiting for this feature for years and now Microsoft is making this a reality. Though this won?t be happening right away, Microsoft is already doing its best. They need Sony?s help with this one too, and of course a little bit of help from the game developers.
Chris Charla, the director of ID@Xbox, announced that other than supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10, they are also enabling developers to adjust to cross-platform play as well. This means that players who own the Xbox One and Windows 10 will be able to play on different multiplayer networks, including other consoles and PC networks.
A good example of a cross-platform game we already enjoy is Rocket League, which allowed Xbox One and PC players to compete against each other. However, the game didn?t support any cross-platform play when it first launched in Xbox One.