Microsoft and Sony Working to Bring Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Together
Earlier this week Microsoft unveiled that the company was working on a way to allow Xbox Live users play against PlayStation Network and PC users. The tech giant said it would open the platform to developers that would want to support the cross platform play, but it would also require help from Sony. Sony later responded to Microsoft, saying they would be open to the idea.
In a statement to Gamespot Sony stated that, "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."
Certain games on PlayStation can already play users on Steam. Microsoft wants to bridge the gap between other "online multiplayer networks". The company has revealed that the first game to support the new feature will be Rocket League. The game will allow Xbox One users to play fellow gamers on PC. However, no time frame was given for the game to receive the update. Most believe gamers will need to wait until E3 in June to learn more.
It is to early to tell if many developers will get on board with the idea of cross platform playing. If the feature becomes a reality, it would eliminate the question of which console to purchase for new users.