Microsoft Opens to Cross-Network Gameplay Between Xbox Live and Other Console and PC Networks

March 14, 2016

Microsoft announced today that the company is allowing developers to support cross-network gameplay within their games. This means that players on Xbox Live (both on Xbox One and Windows 10) will now be able to play with and against players on other networks, including the PlayStation Network and Steam.

It will be up to developers to opt-in for this features, and Xbox Live players will be able to choose whether to play across networks or only within Xbox Live.

Rocket League will be the first game to take advantage of the feature, for now connecting players between Xbox One and PC, with an “open invitation” to other networks to join in.


Will Sony accept that invitation? Time will tell.

I hate to say “I told you so,” but… Oh, who am I kidding. You know that I love it.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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