In the last few years, the emergence of bluetooth and TCP/IP connectivity has made cross-plattform gaming on mobile devices possible. However, very few game houses have released cross-plattform games so far.
The above-mentioned Rahul Sood now shares an anecdote which could explain the situation:
There was a project that got killed at Microsoft. This project was designed to allow console gamers and PC gamers to interact and battle over a connected environment. Personally I wish it would have stayed the course. I’ve heard from reliable sources that during the development they brought together the best console gamers to play mediocre PC gamers at the same game… and guess what happened? They pitted console gamers with their “console” controller, against PC gamers with their keyboard and mouse.
The console players got destroyed every time. So much so that it would be embarrassing to the XBOX team in general had Microsoft launched this initiative.
This obviously has huge implications on cross-platform (or even cross-device) multiplayer gaming – what do you think?