The Xbox One now supports cross-play which means that gamers on Windows 10 can play games against those on the Xbox One. Microsoft has signalled its willingness to make this happen between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well but that depends on whether or not Sony is up for it. Sony has indicated that it might talk about cross-play but hasn’t given any assurances if it’s going to adopt it. Xbox’s marketing head recently shed some more light on the possibility of Xbox One and PS4 cross-play in a new interview.
Rocket League was the first game to support cross-play between Xbox One and Windows PC. The developers of the game said that they have found a solution to enable cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One but the ball is in Sony’s court.
Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg basically had the same response in his interview with MCV. When asked about the possibility of Xbox One and PS4 cross-play, he said that “In terms of connecting with gamers on the PlayStation Network, we fully support them to do that. And I believe they’re talking to Sony about it, but I don’t know the latest.”
This suggests that Microsoft is willing to talk to Sony about enabling gamers on their respective consoles to play against each other but it can’t really do anything unless Sony is willing to collaborate on this.
Greenberg was also asked in the interview if Microsoft felt that Xbox One S sales would suffer because people may not buy the console as the company has said it’s building a more powerful Xbox One under the codename Project Scorpio.
He didn’t say if the company had any concerns about this but did mention that it will be “very, very aggressive” in marketing the thinner and lighter Xbox One.