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.
"Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC" thru a Paywall... i dont think PC gamers want that at this time...
I can totally see steam users dropping it like a hot potato to install Windows 8.1 and play crummy tablet games
Microsoft need to piss off, away from PC gaming.
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.
They did the previous generation...
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.
^^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.
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.
If MS has learned anything this last year- It's up to the consumer.
PS4 is already doing this.
Not seeing the point in saying this, but okay.
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,
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.
lol....the guy is a baby troll.
N4G is a cesspit of Sony fanboys.
ummm ps4 is already doing this with a couple games... it has been confirmed and anounced like a month or two ago...
Nobody cares. This is an Xbox article, only jerks jump into Xbox articles for the sole reason of mentioning how 'superior' the PS4 is.
people do care otherwise they wouldent be doing it and some are actually excited about it. its been talked about for years geting console and pc together... and I only respond with the ps4 doing it because this whole console and pc playing together is old news and possible and will be happening... calm the f**k down and dont get so offended anytime you see "ps4" I didnt come in here saying ps4 is sooooo much better just wanted to state its old news and already being done
MS won't follow through with anything here. Had plenty of opportunity with 360. Really seems like they're pretty much out to sabotage PC gaming.
Ok I know this sounds borderline crazy but what if this could open up the doors for cross console play. I mean that way you can keep your system of choice while playing with your friends on another console. Please don't say it can't be done cause there's already Android crossplay with iOS, and there's already been crossplay with ps3 and pc gamers. I know I'm not the only one that would like to see this happen, now if only Sony and Microsoft can come to an agreement....
Pretty sure they tried this once already.....something called ShadowRun. Didnt last too long if i remember right.
Thats because Shadowrun was crap. Maybe if they tried it with some different games it could work.
" Do or do not there is no try" Yoda Instead of hinting it and creating false expectations prove it with a game like Warframe for example. Nexus 7 2013
Didn't they brag about this when the 360 launched but showed nothing the whole gen because they were too scared live would be hacked?
Should have happened with 360 and XP, Vista and Win 8 a long time ago. To think that PS3 owners can play with Portal 2 PC players on these 3 operating systems is astounding. Actually maybe not Wins 8 because of its closed up Xbox lock down style architecture but I could be wrong on that.
Seeing too much talk about "PS4 is already doing this".. i've got my day one ps4 pre ordered, but I still don't see the point in jumping on an Xbox article to make that kind of a statement. The competition should be encouraged, it's what pushes the consoles further and forces innovation.
More PR bullshit..... Console and PC games have diffferent code not to mention huge differences in grahpics options such as field of view that could give console players huge disadvantages. It's not going to happen. Stop being fooled by Microsoft. Use your brain.
PS3 has already done it. If your after proof just look at Portal 2 :)
Microsoft hints. Sony delivers
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