Esports News 11 Mar 2021 10:06 AM +00:00

Microsoft Announce Cross-Network Play

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In an official announcement released on Xbox Wire, Microsoft have revealed that cross-network play between Xbox One, Windows 10 and ‘other consoles’ will be available in the near future.

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As a result, this announcement means that for the first time Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 users will be able to connect with each other across their own individual networks.

However, Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox, stated,

“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.”

In addition to this, Microsoft also announced that Psyonix Studios' Rocket League will be the first cross-network game on the console, after being the most requested feature since the game was released on Xbox One.

The potential for complete cross-network play is a huge moment within the industry and will undoubtedly welcome a new age of online gaming. 

 With this announcement, will we see more cross-platform games in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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