Today at GDC Microsoft has announced that Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of cross-platform play between the Xbox One and Windows 10.
In the announcement from Microsoft’s Chris Charla, he mentions that there’s an “invitation” to play with other networks which means PSN and Steam players will also be able to join the games.
“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.
“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 also announced the move saying it is one Rocket League’s most requested features.
“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.”
Cross-network play is expected to be working on Xbox One and PC this spring according to Psyonix.