Cross-Play is one of the most important Gaming aspect Microsoft wants to get done. As Windows 10 PC is getting closer to have a console like experience, step by step, if both PC, and Console gaming can get together in games, nothing like that.
Today, Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer gets cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs in Social Quickplay!
This testing was announced last year, and has some impressive results you should take a look at.
- Over 750,000 Matches Played
- Over 115,000 Unique Participants – 91/9 split from Xbox to Windows 10
- Average of 6.2 matches played by Xbox users, with 11.2 for Windows 10 users
- Over 90% of all matches during the weekend included a mix of Windows 10 and Xbox One players
- Windows 10 and Xbox players had closely-matched results when comparing Average KD, Score and Kills per match based on skill ratings
- The quality of matches improved for both Xbox and Windows 10 users – social lobbies had a higher average user count, and players completed 95% of all social matches entered vs 90% prior to Cross-play Weekend
Does this mean, Cross-Play is taking a major portion? I have played Gears of War 4 a lot, and I do see one PC gamer in the Lobby every-time I play Horde. However, GOW team says that Core and Competitive will remain platform independent. In simple words, cross play is a part, but it does not mean you will get a PC gamer every time, and vice-versa.
Popularity of Social Quickplay on Windows 10 is pretty high, and hence we have it here.