Talk about a game changer. Something gamers worldwide had always wondered about is closer to becoming reality. Microsoft is opening up its Xbox Live online service to other platforms — namely, PlayStation 4 and PC — allowing for the possibility of cross platform online play. A-MA-ZING.
I am in absolute shock over this development. Even more shocking is the fact that Microsoft is the company making the first move, a fact that puts Sony in a very interesting position. By taking the first step towards true cross console online play everyone knows the ball is in Sony’s court. We know the option is there and that developers will definitely be working towards making their games playable across all platforms and between all platforms, so if it’s still not possible by years end, we’ll know it’s Sony’s call.
With games like Rocket League already playable between Xbox One and PC, and PS4 and PC, we know that closing the loop between Xbox One and PS4 is only a matter of Sony giving the go ahead. Who knows, Rocket League might be the first game to step through the cross play doors. What a glorious day it will be when that finally occurs. I don’t say this often, but thank you Microsoft, thank you.