On Monday, Microsoft revealed that one if its initiatives was to allow Xbox Live to support Cross-Network play. It will begin with Rocket League on Xbox One and PC, and they claim news about other platforms will be coming in the future.
In a comment from Sony to GameSpot, when asked directly if they’d be willing to work with Microsoft, they responded, “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”
A very PR-like response, and they don’t speak Microsoft by name, which, is not too surprising. In corporations as giant as Sony, decisions are made and are changed so rapidly, they probably don’t want to back themselves into a corner.
There is hope though, as the PlayStation 4, with Street Fighter V, has cross-network play with those who own it on PC. Microsoft is now simply starting the conversation to take this to the next level.
Personally, I’m all for this. Being able to play with friends across all platforms is an ideal world I’d love to live in. Let’s hope these two gaming juggernauts can work this out in the near future.
Does this interest you? Do you think it will ever happen? Let us know below and keep your fingers crossed for Cross-Network play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4!