For many years the idea of cross-platform gaming has reached some issues. Most prominently was Microsoft’s first try on this idea when Shadowrun, and FPS game based on the tabletop IP, enabled cross-play between Xbox 360 and Windows Vista players via Games For Windows Live. As we know now, Games For Windows Live was a disaster and the idea of cross-play is rarely explored nowadays barred a few games like Rocket League and Street Fighter V.
The mains issue back then was the inherit advantage of the keyboard and mouse control scheme over controllers. So far we have yet to see any FPS games that do any cross-platform multiplayer successfully.
But Gears Of War 4, a [...]
As we previously reported, Microsoft has now made it possible for Xbox One players to play together with the other platforms online. Not only that, they made an unofficial invite to the folks over at Sony to do the same from their end, today, Sony has a response to whether they are interested in working with Microsoft.
“PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002,” reads the statement from the corporation. We would be happy to have the conversation with any [...]
This news means that Xbox players are now able to play online with those with the same game on other platforms, such as the PS4. One of the very first games to take advantage of this new feature will be the Rocket League, Psyonix’s runaway success story.
ID@Xbox director Chris Charla announced the big news in a statement on Xbox Wire. This mean that aside from cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC, it will now work with Sony’s PS4. However, this is not mandatory for all games to utilise the feature, but rather “it’s up to game developers [...]