Microsoft announces Xbox and PlayStation cross-play

Microsoft has announced support for cross-network play, which allows gamers on Xbox and PlayStation to play multiplayer games together

Published Date
15 - Mar - 2016
| Last Updated
15 - Mar - 2016
 
Microsoft announces Xbox and PlayStation cross-play

Microsoft has announced support for cross-network play that will allow Xbox and PlayStation gamers to play together. Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox said on Xbox Wire, “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.”

Microsoft’s support for cross-platform will not only allow Xbox and PlayStation gamers to play together, but will also allow PC games to join in on the fun. However, Microsoft has only enabled support for the feature, and there currently aren’t many games that support it. The company is hoping that more developers will support the feature in the future and release games that allow users to play multiplayer gamers with their friends who use different consoles. Currently, Psyonix’s Rocket League is one of the first games to support the feature any allows Xbox One and PC players to play together.

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