[UPDATED] Crossplay for Xbox One Announced, Xbox One/PC Rocket League Coming Soon

Rocket League fans rejoice! You will be the first to try out the holy grail of gaming features, crossplay. Microsoft just announced the news this...
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    Great news has been released today for Xbox fans though PC and PlayStation 4 are certainly benefiting from it as well. Chris Charla, the director of ID@Xbox took to the official Xbox news site to announce none other than the upcoming introduction of one of the most desired features of gaming in its entirety, crossplay. In the announcement he had this to say in regards to it all, "First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks."

    Accompanying that significant announcement is another one made, "We’re thrilled to confirm that Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of this new capability by enabling cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players, with an open invitation for other networks to participate as well." That's right Rocket League fans, you'll be the first to try out this new feature. Psyonix says you can expect to see cross-network play through Xbox One and PC this spring. Information regarding other consoles will come in the future as well.

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    This news opens up a plethora of new options in the gaming world. Cross-network play will break the boundary that has separated consoles and PC alike. What once acted as a wall between gamers will be broken down and true unity can be formed. For many years, there has been a division amongst gamers, console gamers in particular, perhaps this will be the beginning of the end of that.

    Clearly for Rocket League fans this announcement will have the most relevance and benefit. It won't be long before you will be the first to experience this change that will likely be groundbreaking in every aspect if it follows through. Xbox will be opening this service to other developers so it certainly won't be long before we see change like this affecting other games and consoles. Truly we're all looking forward to seeing how this turns out, an interesting future for gaming is surely ahead.

    Update: 3/17

    Just one day after this announcement Sony has given a response to GameSpot in regards to Xbox's invitation for crossplay. One that may seem indecisive yet open-minded. Sony has said, "We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross-platform play." There is no saying as to what Sony is planning on doing with this news at the moment, though I think optimism is validated in this instance. Only time will tell for sure, but it wouldn't be far-fetched to say that the future is looking good.

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  1. Aeora
    I think this would be a great idea for a lot of games but not some.
  2. Wrong
    Sweet, Allways desired playing with my PS4 friends!
  3. NerdLuv
    I invested a lot in xbox live and now since I built my first pc I cant play the xbox anymore visually lol.

    I hope they make it where you can link your gamertag to windows and download xbox live pc games to get achievements and still have my xbox live functions with the xbox app instead of stupid streaming.

    They should just allow us to download the pc version and get achievements would be awesome.

    Dont say that they will lose money no they wont some of us dont have pc and some dont want to keep their console but have accounts they invested in on xbox live people will still buy consoles due to the fact pc are expensive if you want to run future games to max etc but others with pc like me still want to access games they bought on xbox and play on pc with their friends and still gain achievements.
    1. Sto 2 da b
      I think they already had something like this in place at one point but it didn't pick up too well.
      When Quantum Break comes out it will be for both Xbox One and PC when you buy it on Xbox one so I'm sure they have a system prepared for integration.

      Also, if you can't play games on the Xbox because it isn't that visually appealing, then you might as well join the pcmasterrace circle jerkers. Never understood why people don't play for gameplay value over visuals...
    2. NerdLuv
      Lol kinda wrong I play anything i can get my hands. Gameplay is very important to me I rather have fun but also visuals fit into gameplay for me as well. I dont want more than one machine anymore and I now have a rather better system that can do verything kinda annoying that microsoft(windows) cant link their online services with window players who already have xbox live accounts. ;(

      Make it like steam has setup.
  4. kill1uk
    Deadpool I was thinking that, when will we get cross platform partys ahha, even though it most likely wont happen
  5. SkimpyDoughnut
    Are the graphics much different?
  6. Videogamedingus
    Is the PC version of rocket league different from the console version?
  7. Sto 2 da b
    Technically Final Fantasy XI online did cross play didn't it?
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  8. 3xTiNcT
    I'm pretty excited for this. The only think that worries me is the advantages that could come from being on another console.
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    2. 3xTiNcT
      Graphics, they can make a difference. Not a big one but still.
    3. Red58
      Modded controllers on Xbox and hot keys on PC.
    4. 3xTiNcT
      That's another thing.
  9. Goat Sniffer
    PC will have a major advantage with the pinpoint accuracy of the mouse and keyboard.
    1. chappersjohn
      Microsoft announced that they are working on keyboard and mouse support awhile ago
      Goat Sniffer likes this.
    2. Goat Sniffer
      oh i did not know that
    3. chappersjohn
      Here is the tweet form Phil Spencer himself but he only ment for apps not games but just think of pc get the advantage won't be hard for them to turn it on for games https://mobile.twitter.com/xboxp3/status/623516307137269760?lang=en-gb
  10. DonQModz
    i want this done for division & future battlefield games, not COD, COD is dead to me, unless they remake MW2
      Ethantheguy77 likes this.
    1. DGK SNOOPEY
      For shooters and FPS's it would be quite unfair on anyone playing on the console because mouse and keyboard is more precise.
    2. HeadShotKilla9x
      ^I hear that alot and while I love my pc playing games using wasd sucks compared to a joystick and while a razer tarturus gets the job done it's not the same either and prefer using a controller for most games and honestly I don't suffer at all for it.