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  1. 03-14-2016, 08:51 PM
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    Microsoft is announcing a big new feature for Xbox owners today: cross-network play. It's something the software giant has hinted at for years, and now it seems the reality of PS4, Xbox One, and PC players playing the same game together might finally happen. Developers building games for Xbox One and Windows 10 will be able to support the feature, but it will require Sony and others to "participate" in order for games to be played across Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Rocket League will be one of the first titles to support the new cross-network play, and Microsoft notes there is an "open invitation for other networks to participate as well," strongly hinting that Sony or other console manufacturers could enable gamers to play their friends regardless of what device they're using.

    If developers and console makers get behind Microsoft's support of cross-network play then it will change the shape of games in the future. Currently, console gamers are restricted to playing titles on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, and many pick an Xbox One or PS4 based on what their friends purchased. Opening up online multiplayer gaming across different platforms will remove a big restriction in console gaming, but it will also create a conversation around which titles should allow PC gamers to play against consoles. A mouse and keyboard can still have many advantages over a gamepad for first-person shooters, so it's a new challenge that game developers will have to balance for cross-network play.

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  4. 03-18-2016, 02:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    FPS would be unfair yes, but there's a good amount of games where all systems could be balanced.
    This would be unfair no matter what, as people can easily cheat on pc unlike console
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    This most likely will not happen with cross-platform due to PlayStation having no reason to do accept the proposal. This is a cutthroat business after all. I see this as a last resort, desperation attempt by Microsoft to try to keep the Xbox One relevant. Would love to see it though, would be great for the gaming community
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    Originally Posted by c0heed View Post
    This is great! But I really don't want to play against PC-Players in Ego-Shooters... Gamepad vs Mouse/Keyboard isn't really fair.
    Yeah, but it's easier to cheat on PC.
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    Originally Posted by Albert62 View Post
    Yeah, but it's easier to cheat on PC.
    That doesn't really matter just the point of playing shooters against a mouse against controllers is way to op
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    I am a player and I am excited to have this. GAME TIME to KILL bored!
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    Originally Posted by PWW_Commander View Post


    Microsoft is announcing a big new feature for Xbox owners today: cross-network play. It's something the software giant has hinted at for years, and now it seems the reality of PS4, Xbox One, and PC players playing the same game together might finally happen. Developers building games for Xbox One and Windows 10 will be able to support the feature, but it will require Sony and others to "participate" in order for games to be played across Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Rocket League will be one of the first titles to support the new cross-network play, and Microsoft notes there is an "open invitation for other networks to participate as well," strongly hinting that Sony or other console manufacturers could enable gamers to play their friends regardless of what device they're using.

    If developers and console makers get behind Microsoft's support of cross-network play then it will change the shape of games in the future. Currently, console gamers are restricted to playing titles on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, and many pick an Xbox One or PS4 based on what their friends purchased. Opening up online multiplayer gaming across different platforms will remove a big restriction in console gaming, but it will also create a conversation around which titles should allow PC gamers to play against consoles. A mouse and keyboard can still have many advantages over a gamepad for first-person shooters, so it's a new challenge that game developers will have to balance for cross-network play.

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    After this happened.. they'd probably make a console together
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    if this does happen this will be epic!!!
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    Awesome but hope it will be fair
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    hope not it will allow pc gamehackers to have a massive advantage over us
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    Looking forward to this, Big step forwards in online gaming.

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