Blizzard has announced that Overwatch Cross-Play support is in the pipeline, allowing users on PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One to play together during heated multiplayer sessions.
Speaking during the developer’s latest update, game director Aaron Keller revealed that console player parties will still be placed with other console players during matchmaking — and the same can be said for PC gamers — but mixed teams will now be plonked in the PC matchmaking pool, too. There’s one exception to this rule: Competitive Play mode does not allow for mixed groups.
Overwatch Cross-Play will be enabled by default on PS4, Switch and Xbox One, but you can turn it off if you want. PC gamers will not be able to disable the feature, however.
While this is good news, Keller did reveal a slight disappointment in that Cross-Progression will not be available alongside Cross-Play at launch.
We understand that this feature is important to some of you, and it’s something that the Overwatch team is excited to work on in the future.
Overwatch launched for PS4, PC and Xbox One back in May 2016, and later arrived for the Switch. A sequel is currently in development.
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