A Letter from Chris Charla: [email protected] Updates and GDC

by Chris Charla Director of [email protected] Posted on March 14

This will be [email protected]’s third Game Developers Conference showing off amazing new games from independent developers in the [email protected] program. For us, it’s a great time to highlight new games, but also a place to connect with new developers and old friends and listen to their feedback about our program – what people are liking, and where we can do better.

We actually started [email protected] by going out on a listening tour that seemed huge at the time (more than 50 developers!), but today, with more than 1,400 studios creating games for Xbox One and Windows 10 via [email protected], 50 seems like a pretty small number!

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Overload2632d ago (Edited 2632d ago )

"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."

Holy crap!!!

Chris Charla just confirmed this is for all games, not just [email protected]

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Majin-vegeta2632d ago

Lets hope devs use it.Which means longer thriving communities for games even for the lesser known games.

Hoffmann2632d ago

That are the best news related to Microsoft in a good while.

Christopher2632d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

Major news about the opening up of their network. And, this will make a lot more third-party developers very happy.

Edit: I will add, not much praise to be had here IMHO. Microsoft are the only ones who have been causing this issue and they were the ones who put up the wall in the first place.

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Gazondaily2632d ago (Edited 2632d ago )

WOw cross network play. Finally Microsoft...

"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."

Wow now that's great. Xbox vs Playstation players haha!

We can conduct our console wars on Rocket League!

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christocolus2632d ago (Edited 2632d ago )

Agreed. This is good news. I also like the fact that Xbox players get the option to choose to play with other xbox players. Really neat. Also lack of crossplatform play was the main reason FFXIV wasn't on the console I hope they get back to it now.

DopeTech2632d ago

WOW!! That's GREAT news, thanks Microsoft!

Keep doing what you're doing, you're making gaming a MUCH BETTER place.

Rookie_Monster2632d ago

Great news indeed. This could potentially mean the next call of duty could be played crossplay on XB1 and Ps4. Hmmm, interesting developent.

gangsta_red2631d ago (Edited 2631d ago )

IF Sony accepts.

I wouldn't get my hopes up just yet to play games against players on PSN.

MagicBeanz2631d ago

Actually you can get your hopes up, Sony has been doing this for some time, there's another article on N4G that talks about it, Sony has done this with lots of games from back in the PS3 days, they're not apposed to doing it.

rainslacker2631d ago

So i made a comment above about how "open" all this is. Is this available for games purchased on Steam as well, or does it require the Windows Store?

Would like to know so I don't go ranting about it wrongly elsewhere, and since you did an article on it, I'd figure you'd have more insight, and I'm too lazy to look it up myself right now.:)

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SpeakTruthAlways2632d ago (Edited 2632d ago )

This is great news, cross-play is really welcomed.


I hope he is not only referencing to [email protected] titles.

shiva12632d ago

if its [email protected] titles then a huge boost for indie developers right...

if its all games then the same applies to all developers....

but what ever it is, for all gamers its much bigger news.

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Free_Fro2632d ago

Wow, that's very exciting news.

This could be the beginning of something great.


nowitzki20042631d ago

Should have happened years ago.. MS finally decided to join the party.

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