The day may finally be here where someone with an Xbox One can play Call of Duty with their friend who owns a PS4. Microsoft announced today they are testing a cross-platform program that will connect gamers from different platforms to play together. Of course, it will require Sony to agree in order for the gaming networks to connect with each other.
From The Verge:
“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.
At this point, I think most gamers get the systems they personally prefer. My brother and his boys all have Xbox. I would love to play them in online gaming, but I’m a Playstation guy and won’t spend the extra on an additional gaming system. Except maybe Nintendo when they move on from that garbage Wii U.