Can you hear that? Put your head up to your monitor. That is the collective sound of XBOX fanboys weeping over the recent announcement that Street Fighter V is a PS4 and PC exclusive.
You know why? Cross platform multiplayer.
This is an idea that has long been touted in the gaming world in theory but never really actually implemented in practice: until now. Street Fighter V will support cross-platform play between PS4 and PC players.
The reason that XBOX is not in the picture is because Microsoft for whatever reason, are against cross-platform multiplayer (a tune they will no doubt be changing if the game is a success). Long chasers of the locked-in platform dream, one that is slowly dying with next-gen gaming. If this trend takes off (there is no reason why it shouldn’t) then Microsoft need to comply or die.
I honestly hope this becomes a more common thing in gaming. Cross-platform gaming means that filling up games with players will be a lot easier, and might even help with GTA V’s horrible lobby matchmaking issues which result in struggling to fill games with 8 players.