Many games in the industry have a massive online presence. In fact, many games have mainly an online presence. And when certain titles are on multiple platforms, the desire to fight others on those platforms comes to mind. Unfortunately, very few games are capable of cross-network play. But, that is slowly changing.
Over at Microsoft, cross-network play is available via Xbox Live, and ID@Xbox European boss Agostino Simonetta says that anyone who wants to take advantage of this, can do so at their leisure.
“Absolutely, we’re ready,” Simonetta told Eurogamer at EGX Rezzed when asked if the technology is currently in place. “Any title that wants to update their game to include cross-network play, any title that wants to launch soon and take advantage of that, we are ready.”
He went on:
“We’ve made the announcement and we’re ready – whoever wants to get on board,” he added. “It remains an open invitation to any network that wants to do the same.”
The first game to attempt such a feat is Rocket League, the massively popular title took the initiative and has worked out a way for PS4 gamers to challenge Xbox One gamers, though it has not been fully implemented yet. If successful, it could lead to a new era of cross platform play.