Xbox One and PS4 gamers to play together, online?
One of the things that has annoyed gamers for a while, but just accepted as is, is the fact that people with different consoles can't play against each other online, even if they've both got the same game like FIFA 16, or something.
Well, that could all be changing, if Microsoft have their way. PC gamers will soon be able to play Xbox One owners, which is great news - but there's hints that there's going to be compatibility with the PlayStation Network.
Rocket League fans will be thrilled that Xbox and PC compatibility has already been confirmed, with other games set to get the same treatment. Of course, it already happened in the past on the Xbox 360, with games like Shadowrun. However, if the rumours are true, this will be the first time PlayStation owners will be invited to the Microsoft party.
ID@Xbox boss Chris Carla said: "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."
"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."
This is a very noble idea and we hope that all games developers get on this (it won't work for Nintendo-only titles like Mario Kart and Zelda, but that's their own fault for hoarding them). Whether Sony see what a good idea this is, is anyone's guess. Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, Call of Duty players from all platforms will be able to take each other on, online.