Microsoft is once again looking at cross platform play between Windows 10 and Xbox One and the first to take up their offer is Rocket League.
Microsoft has announced that they are embracing cross platform play ahead of GDC this week. The decision to implement the feature belongs solely with the game developer
Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players. 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.
Psyonix’s Jeremy Dunham said in a blog post
Cross-network play has been the number-one most requested feature our community has asked for since Rocket League was first announced on Xbox One, and now that we are able to pursue complete online unity on all platforms, today’s announcement is a dream come true
As an Xbox One player, you’ll have the option to stick with Xbox One based opponents if you wish which can be useful when PC gamers have found cheats and exploits that could give them an upper hand.
Microsoft has tried cross platform play before with the Xbox 360 and Windows PC’s with mixed results with games like Shadowrun. At that point, games wanting cross platform play had to be certified as a Games for Xbox Live status.
Cross platform play will be coming to Rocket League for PC and Xbox One this Spring although an exact date has yet to be announced.