For years, it's been either team Xbox or team Playstation with no in-between, unless you were that spoiled kid who had both!
This was an issue, however, for most kids globally who had to start selecting friends based on whether they were using the Microsoft or Sony platform.
Well, thanks to Microsoft, that's all about to change.
Chris Charla, the director of ID@xbox, laid out his team's ambitious goal of creating cross-network play:
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.
While he didn't exactly specify the Playstation Network, we all know what you're talking about, dog.
All of this has the gaming community at a fever pitch. In response, Playstation sounds pretty receptive to the idea; however, they want it to be known they've been on this cross-platform sh*t.
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.
While it's nothing completely innovative, thinking about Xbox and Playstation merging on any level almost seems sacrilegious. But for millions of gamers around the world, this is news that should've come long ago.
The future of gaming looks bright, as kids from crib to crib won't have to worry about what console they have in order to virtually hang out with their friends.