Origin , Xbox Live , Playstation Network one cooperation
It is so unlikely as to be hard to believe. This information, however, is not a rumor, and comes from the official Microsoft site. Xbox Live network will provide programming interface for developers all other network players. This means that we will be able to play together in the game, regardless of hardware and platforms. At least in theory.
How to create a game that supports multiplayer mode, for example, play together players from PlayStation and Xbox? On the technical side, there is more of a challenge. However, none of the big companies do not intend to cooperate. Following the commandment “what the eyes can not see, the heart does not regret” isolate its customers from competitor offerings. Steam, PlayStation Network or Xbox Live is a closed network, they prevent any cooperation with external, including competing solutions.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, says a long time about openness. I even turned their words into action where it seemed possible. Today implemented the action plan, which the industry has so far seemed inconceivable. Xbox Live network, as Microsoft announces becomes an open network. And just as Microsoft is not able to force anyone to work, so her cordially invites.
What will it look like?
First and foremost, this game developers will decide whether their production can connect to players outside the network Xbox Live or not. What’s more, players will also be able to decide this openness and they can always turn slicer exclusively for Xbox One (because I do not want to play with people from other pads or mice and keyboards).
Secondly, for obvious reasons, this cooperation will reduce, if only to Windows 10, due to the fact that Microsoft controls the OWA platform. This means that game developers, at least for now, can make the function of playing only within the titles sold by shop windows and store Xbox. Microsoft has no influence on the decisions of companies Valve and Sony. Declare so publicly their willingness to cooperate and support, but as long as other companies do not begin to work with him so long, for obvious reasons, Xbox Live from these networks will not work.
I admit that I’m in a daze, and I can not get over. This is a fantastic step that not only works for us, the players benefit, but it is also an image-shot spot. If, for example, Sony refuses to cooperate, Microsoft will always be able to spread their hands helplessly and say “hey, you know, we wanted to help you, but those guys from Sony … you yourselves know.” But the fact of the possibility of playing with my colleagues with PCs is an absolute hit. And as this happens even PlayStation 4 …