Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex. Spencer from Microsoft Explains.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1558d ago

Yea there's nothing better than unbalanced gameplay. Just imaging you play CoD with a PC player who has a good mouse. A console player with a controller would get their asses handed to them nearly every time.

Bigpappy1558d ago

It is only for Windows RT games like you would find on windows phone. Not COD and Fifa type games.

Rimeskeem1558d ago

well the PS4 is doing that with A Realm Reborn and War Thunder

Mystogan1558d ago

I wish they would just do that with games in the Windows Store. Let them Publish MMO's in the Windows Store. And allow Xbox to tap into the Windows Store. That way you would get Windows Phone,Windows and Xbox playing together. Some games should require Windows gamers to have a controller. And Windows Phone would not be compatible with some games of course. An MMO like Order & Chaos would be cool if it's cross platform.

FamilyGuy1558d ago

There are no hints here, only thing they're suggesting is you play with your same profile across the different machines.

PS3 and PS4 do this and it's mostly a co-op setting sort of game so the claim of it being unfair to match controllers vs keyboard and mouse is negated as they aren't opposing each other in most of these games.

MS people are so focused on FPSs that they're ignoring all the other possibilities and genres where applying cross-platform play would be viable and fun for the users.

mcstorm1558d ago

Microsoft have talked about this for 3 years now with Windows Phone and there has been a few games that have done this on xbox pc and windows phone but they have been turn by turn game. If Microsoft can quickly get Windows Phone running Windows 8 RT then there is a very good chance that they could get hold of even more of the Phone and Home console market share as well as tablet market share which is not to bad at the moment as it had 7.5% 3 months back.

I really like the direction Microsoft are going at the moment it was just a shame they were not aloud to do this 10 years ago when they tried, But thanks to apple being aloud to bring everything together its now aloud Microsoft to do the same.

mewhy321558d ago

should be able to cross with pc easily. it runs windows 8 and is basically a low end PC.

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Agent-861558d ago

Actually this article isn't really about cross-platform gaming despite the misleading title. This paragraph explains it best:

"So what Spencer is talking abut here isn’t necessarily Player vs. Player on Xbox One vs. PC, but rather say, a shared Xbox Live account that keeps track of stats and achievements across games played on Windows and games played on Xbox. Or perhaps more cross-platform interactivity like that seen out of Halo or Skulls. But I’m not sure the hints here include direct competition between PC and console."

MasterCornholio1558d ago

Oh jeez.


Talk about a misleading title.

Nexus 7 2013

Nabbic1558d ago

"Oh boy, now I can manage my halo clan while checking out my awesome achievements and stats for my PC games" said no one ever.

Face it Microsoft, you're more irrelevant in the PC market today than you were 5 years ago.
Games for Windows has shut down, everyone buys from Steam, who don't even like you anymore and are pushing for Linux/OpenGL.

Infamous2981558d ago

HAHA, Micro$oft is following Sony's steps.

christocolus1558d ago

do people even read the articles before rushing to post comments ?its written there (we did that with shadow run ) yet you say ms is copying?.....smh

Agent11558d ago

O please give it a rest. Are you purposely trying to start something? Didn't Sony follow the steps of Achievements with TROPIIES?? Yes they did!

hakeem09961558d ago

please ! I play Battlefield on PC with a controller,and i don't get my ass handed to me . A keyboard and a mouse does not make you a great player,you still need skills . I really hate when those so called PC elites talk shit because they think a Board and mouse makes them a GOD at FPS.

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brich2331558d ago

COD has auto aim so i doubt the difference would be drastic.

Beastforlifenoob1558d ago

the xxxboner is worse of a position than the ps4wards 69.

Lol couldnt hold that joke in, go ahead dislike

JsonHenry1558d ago

I'm hoping this time around MS adds support for KB+M configurations. This would really increase the accuracy and accessibility for the console as well as allowing for better and easier transitions of other genres likes MMO and RTS games from PC to Xbox1.

RobbyGrob1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

"A console player with a controller would get their asses handed to them nearly every time."

Which makes it even sweeter to own the PC version.

Tzuno1558d ago

i think they have said that they will support mouse and keyboard on X1 but not sure about it.

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pwnsause_returns1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

"Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC"

thru a Paywall...

i dont think PC gamers want that at this time...

Nivalis1558d ago

I can totally see steam users dropping it like a hot potato to install Windows 8.1 and play crummy tablet games

Dante811558d ago

Microsoft need to piss off, away from PC gaming.

Blaze9291558d ago

Microsoft's issue will be offering Xbox LIVE on PC for free when they charge for it on Xbox. Can't do both. And i definitely don't see them going free.

So, guess it'll never happen.

Fireseed1558d ago

They did the previous generation...

bumnut1558d ago

Not at first, they expected people to pay to game online on PC. No one paid it so it went free, Xbox gamers take note.

JsonHenry1558d ago

^^Now that both Sony and MS are doing I doubt it will change. The only chance we had of getting rid of a paywall was not paying for it last gen. But we did (I include myself here) so this generation and onward until consoles cease to exist (if that ever happens) we will never again know what it is like to play online without a paywall on a console.

Unless, of course, Nintendo sticks to their guns but I doubt they will. They are a company. If they ever make another hit console I am sure they will charge because their competition is as well.

coolasj1558d ago

For the love of god. Actions, not Words please. Sony is walking the walk with stuff like DCU and War Thunder. I don't know about Warframe. And I don't think PS2 does for some reason, maybe one day. But, stuff like this has always been possible. It's up to MS to make it actually happen.

BobBelcher1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

If MS has learned anything this last year- It's up to the consumer.

BobBelcher1558d ago

Not seeing the point in saying this, but okay.

LogicStomper1558d ago

You're THE perfect example of someone who's on this site for ALL the wrong reasons. Ahem, let me explain...

1) "PS4 is already doing this."

2) "still looks awful." - In a Xbox One colour scheme article.

3)"lol we get smooth online gameplay without any fee. You must be an idiot to pay $60 just to play online."

4)"I get free games, discounts, automatic updates and more value while having a smooth multipayer gameplay. Xbox fanboys are just delusional about this "better online" bullshit about Live.."

And guess what? These are your four most-recent comments as well. Your name and comments reek of fanboy. How hypocritical of you to go calling others fanboys. Heck, even your username sets off the troll-radar when seen in Xbox-related articles.

My advice? Stop commenting completely, YOU are one of the sources of N4G's problems. For example, did you even think for one second what sort of discussion value your comment has? None, none what-so-ever. All you're doing is being a brat and making jerk-level comments that has no relevance to the article just to make your favoured console look more 'superior'. In fact, isn't it funny that for a Playstation 'fan', you've got more comments on Microsoft articles compared to Sony articles? Does this not shine light on your agenda?

I believe this is more than enough evidence to give you a ban. You are not here for the news, you're here just to screw around with people who are here for news. You don't deserve to comment. I hope you get banned.

This article is about the Xbox One,

Regis1558d ago

Man he got you bad but yeah you have a point I get tired of the trolls so thats why I moved to twitter as well its a lot cleaner there.

christocolus1558d ago

lol....the guy is a baby troll.

Bolts1558d ago

N4G is a cesspit of Sony fanboys.

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