All those years of dreaming that one day you’ll be able to play that mate who insists that Xbox is better; or that mate who thinks the #PCMasterRace is the way forward; or even that mate who thinks PlayStation rules the gaming world?

All those years of dreaming will become a reality soon.

Microsoft announced that Rocket League, the driving/football-type game, will be the first game on the list to support cross-platform gaming.

Now, rumours had been circulating that Xbox and Steam were in talks of connecting Xbox gamers with PC gamers; it seems like it doesn’t actually involve Steam after all – it’ll just be Windows 10 games that use Xbox LIVE.

However, Microsoft hinted at wanting Sony to join them in creating an all-in-one gaming community, as the well-known firm noted that there is an “open invitation for other networks to participate” in the feature too; it may not just be Sony to join, though, as firms like Nintendo may even join in.

Many gamers, like myself, prefer using a controller to a mouse and keyboard, despite the fact that they may prefer PC gaming. It is unknown whether the gaming community will have separate lobbies for those who play with a controller, or with a keyboard and mouse – similar to how Grand Theft Auto V works, with their feature to enable assisted aim when using an Xbox controller, or whether everyone will be in the same game.

I wouldn’t get to excited, though. Microsoft have said that it is entirely up to game developers to support this features. Let’s just pray that games like Call of Duty and Battlefield will be cross-platform compatible!

If you don’t want to play against those hardcore PC gamers, there will be an option to opt-out of playing against them.

So there you have it – no more having to organise a Skype call; just join your mate’s game, and start chatting, whether it be on Xbox, PlayStation or PC.

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