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Microsoft is "ready" for Xbox One/PS4 cross-play


Posted on April 8, 2016 by Rectify Gaming

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Its been a few weeks since Microsoft announced that they want to enable cross-play with the PS4 and Xbox1 with other platforms. And now they are saying that they are ready. Microsoft have already announced that Rocket League will be the first game to use this feature between the Xbox1 and Windows 10. Eurogamer did an interview with ID@Xbox’s European boss Agostino Simonetta. He generally stated that developers have a choice to cross-platform their game or not.
“So, Rocket League is coming out. As for timing – well, as a platform we don’t force developers to release at any point – it’ll be when the developers are ready “
When asked if they are technically ready for cross-platform, Agostino had to say this.
“Any title that wants to update their game to include cross-network play, any title that wants to launch soon and take advantage of that, we are ready.”
Agostino treated cross-platform and play as an “option” for developers who are ready. Microsoft have openly invited developers to cross-platform their games, and even extended that to PlayStation Network. So far, Sony hasn’t said openly they will partake in the idea of cross-platform with Xbox, but have considered it.
This idea of cross-platform might bring more options to gamers to be more closely connected, even though they are on different platforms. Maybe in the future you will be able to add your friends on different consoles and talk to each other. So far though it seems like only indie games will be part of cross-platform features.
Would you like the idea to play with your friends even though they are on different platforms? or do you think it would decrease the value of owning one particular console/platform? We would like to know what you think.

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