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Head of Xbox Division Phil Spencer announced today thatMicrosoft’s decision to change their Xbox Live policy to allow cross-platform play with other platforms, potentially including competitors in the console market like Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s WiiU.

The first game to use this functionality will be Psyonix’s Rocket League. The game only recently came out for Xbox One, while PC and PlayStation 4 players have been playing with each other since last year’s launch.

Head of Xbox Division Phil Spencer clarified the company’s decision by expressing this this keeps multiplayer communities active much longer post launch.

@JoshLuck1995 @PlayStation @Xbox For developers, more MP players means opportunity for games to stay relevant longer, good for all.

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 14, 2016

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