Friday January 27, 2017

Gears of War 4 Introduces Versus Social Cross-Play Between XBone and Win 10 PCs

Today Gears of War 4 has enabled Cross Play between the XBOX One and Windows 10 PCs for a special Quick Play playlist. Positive comments from previous testing influenced the decision to pursue more testing over the coming months. The intentions of the developer, The Coalition, is to eventually make it permanent. Console and PC players have benefited greatly with the increased player count during the testing phase. Hopefully this trickles down to other XBOX Play Anywhere titles that have a PC player base. Forza anyone?

The last time the PC and console communities were pitted against each other, the console players were routed in a embarrassing, horrific bloodbath. Wonder what will happen this time when the full PC crowd is unleashed against our console brethren? Let the bodies hit the floor!

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As such, beginning today, Social Quickplay will now be a Cross-play playlist! This step is planned to be a permanent move for the future of Social Quickplay, with the first few months being a ‘trial period’ in order to monitor player feedback alongside data to ensure the Test Weekend was representative.

Core and Competitive will remain platform independent, only matching Xbox players with each other and Windows 10 players with each other. Despite the closely matched performance between users on both platforms seen in our cross-play Test Weekend, we always want to ensure our Ranked experiences are as closely matched and competitive as possible. Due to the major popularity of Social Quickplay on Windows 10, we will be looking at introducing new Core and Competitive solutions for Windows 10 players in the future to provide more focused offerings to experience the more competitive ranked play of Gears of War 4.