Microsoft is allowing cross-network play, to include other console systems, on the Xbox One. Chris Charla, the director of Microsoft’s [email protected] program, announced the upcoming feature while outlining events at the Game Developer’s Conference. Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of the Xbox One’s cross-network functionality.
While Rocket League on PlayStation 4 has enjoyed cross-network play with PC users on Steam, the Xbox One version previously did not have this capability, a feature deficit that garnered some harsh criticism from fans. Rare games like IDARB do have cross-play with Xbox One and Windows 10 Store versions, but play with gamers outside of Microsoft’s ecosystem is a new, and welcome, development.