In a letter on Xbox Wire from Chris Charla, Director of ID @ Xbox, it has been confirmed that for the first time ever on Xbox, cross-network play will be possible.
“First, 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.”
Starting with Psyonix’s Rocket League going cross-network between Xbox One & PC (with an open invitation to other networks), developers will soon be able to offer cross-network play. It’s also worth noting that players will always be given the option to play with just fellow Xbox One users if they so wish.
Charla also announced that MonoGame support will be coming to Xbox One – an open source solution that will allow developers to release games created using the XNA programming framework, not natively supported on Xbox One. This means more options available to developers, and in turn, more great games coming to the Xbox One platform!
Are you stoked to see cross-network console gaming hit this generation? What could be next?
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