Microsoft have made a big announcement and overturned their long standing rule that Xbox gamers can only play against Xbox gamers in their closed network. It’s been the source of ire for many developers and one of the reasons why the console has missed out certain MMO’s,
“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,” posted“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.”
Psyonix’s Rocket League will be the first game to take advantage of the new openness with Xbox One owners able to battle against PC gamers, “with an open invitation for other networks to participate as well,” adds Charla.
Sony’s network has always been more open and PC vs. PlayStation gaming has been available for a good while. I would bet a very nice hat that Psynonix are beavering away to be the first game to allow PS4 vs Xbox One gaming.
UPDATE: “Expect to see Rocket League cross-network play working on Xbox One and PC later this spring, with information regarding other platforms coming soon,” say Psyonix