Cross-network play is coming to Xbox One, Microsoft have announced.
“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.”
The decision to allow cross-network play will remain firmly with the developer, while Xbox Live users will be able to opt out of the feature in any game supporting cross-network play should they wish to do so.
“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.”
Psyonix’s Rocket League will be the first title to take advantage of cross-network play with PC and Xbox One users united for some multiplayer madness, with a standing invitation open to other networks to join in as well.
Seeing as Rocket League already supports cross-network play between PC and PlayStation 4, could this be the first title we see uniting the two rival consoles?
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