While it’s been possible for cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers for a while now, there’s never been a way for you to play against, say, a buddy playing the same game on a PS4.
That’s set to change in the future, however, with the introduction of cross-platform play across a range of different consoles and networks. Players will retain the ability to only pit themselves against other Xbox users, though.
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Right now, it’s not like you can fire up Xbox Live and start using the feature – it’ll need to be specifically supported by each developer, but Rocket League will be among the first games to support the feature, according to Chris Charla Director of ‘ID@Xbox’.
If you’re dev-inclined, there are a few other interesting nuggets of news for you to pore over too.
➤ A Letter from Chris Charla: ID@Xbox Updates and GDC [Xbox News]