Today, Microsoft announced a significant news for game developers. In addition to supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, Microsoft is 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 including Sony PS4 and PC networks.
Microsoft clarified that it’s up to game developers to support this feature. And for Xbox Live gamers, they will have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players.
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.
Microsoft also announced that MonoGame support is coming soon to Xbox One.