If you were another sort of journalist you might have said, "Stop f*cking around Phil, will we be getting cross platform play using the cloud and Xbox One to PC or not?" when corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, Phil Spencer dropped a hint.
Sure, you would never have been given another interview again but you would have stopped the kind of corporate prick-teasing that might lead to an expectation of cross-platform play that might never come to fruition. Swings and roundabouts. So, what did Spencer say?
Well, to give context, Ausgamers
asked, "th Games For Windows Live shuttering and Windows 8 being a kind of ubiquitous OS for Microsoft products, is there any chance weíll start seeing cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC now that the architecture is so similar and with, as you mentioned, the expanded Cloud capabilities server-side?"
Phil responded, " Iím not allowed to leak things [smiles]. But I think what youíre talking about makes a lot of sense. Now you have differences in Windows gaming and console gaming around control and input... in fact if you go back to Shadow Run on Xbox 360 -- something I worked on -- we had PC players playing against Xbox 360 customers. We didnít have tremendous success with that, but we learnt a lot from it."
If there isn't some x-platform playing, we'll be disappointed.