Microsoft announces cross-platform play feature for Xbox One

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    Director of ID@Xbox, Chris Charla, has made a pretty cool announcement today; In trying to "unify" both PC and Xbox platforms, Microsoft has added a cross-play feature to the Xbox One. So long as the game supports it, you can now go online on your Xbox, and play with people on PC. And should Sony be willing, there's even potential for playing with those on PS4.

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  2. zezzo

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    cool. I hope this can boost sales
     
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    I am all for the DVDification of computer games, however won't the input methods trouble things here, or at least render it pointless for most people like when they tried this sort of thing in the past or had it as an option?
     
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    Now this is getting interesting!
     
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    Sony wouldn't turn down this offer, if they are smart. Otherwise they would be at a disadvantage.

    Anyway, I didn't expect this...
     
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    Awesome news! More than time. Almost a historical moment

    If sony join the train it will.
     
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    It's almost as if history's repeating itself..
     
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    I'm actually really surprised by this. I remember microsoft was really opposed to cross platform play back when FF14 came out. Its one of the reasons that game never got an Xbone port
     
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    they should add mouse and keyboard support to both consoles next to balance things out
     
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    Good move... why didn't they think of implementing this earlier?
     
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    Weren't they the ones who were against cross-platform play in the first place? I remember reading about that somewhere a long ass fucking time ago. :unsure: Someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    It allllllllllllllll about money, like usual ;)
     
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    Sure it is. but for players with friends on different platforms, it's more appealing this way!
     
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    Wondering if cross platforming will remain free in long term.....
     
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    didnt they already try this before and it was a huge failure?
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    I hope Xbox, PC and PS all go cross platform. We have friends trapped on other consoles. It'll be awesome to play with PS friends on the Xbox.
     
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    Good, I'm specifically going to buy whatever shitty FPS they release in hopes of absolutely destroying the console users with an obnoxious name. Lets see their joysticks beat my mouse of madness.
     
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    no you're right

    seems like someone's had a change of heart
     
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    Xbox One vs PC players on FPS Games? ;)
     
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    Am I the only one who dislike the Keyboard+mouse controls? :unsure: