After a couple days of speculation and hearsay we finally have some idea of the Xbox One’s near future. Yesterday ID@Xbox’s Director Chris Charla released a statement announcing the arrival of cross network play. This new feature, which will be available and up to developers to add to their games, will allow Xbox gamers to play online with their PC gaming brothers and sisters. One of the first titles to have this feature will be the fast and furious car based soccer game Rocket League.
While it was not specifically mentioned this opening up of the Xbox’s multiplayer abilities will also open the door for Xbox players to challenge their natural nemesis: The Playstation 4 fan. The Playstation 4 can already duke it out with PC gamers in Rocket League soon the Xbox will join the fray. It should just be a hop, skip, and a jump before the 2 biggest home consoles are finally settling scores online.
Let me be the first to say it is about damn time! How have we gamers, as consumers, allowed ourselves to become so divided. How have we accepted that we must spend upwards of $1400+ in systems alone just so we can get all the games that come out? While nonexclusive games are still just a dream this is a beautiful first step towards a united gaming industry.
It’s Dangerous To Go Alone !
-DesertFawkz The Blood Raven