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Windows 10 PC and XBox One Cross-Play with TGC 2?
« on: January 27, 2017, 01:46:44 AM »
I haven't seen any mention of the potential for cross-play for TGC 2 between Windows 10 PC's and Xbox Ones.  I don't have enough of a feel for how current Windows 10 PC games interface with Xbox Ones to know if this will be doable, particularly if TGC 2 doesn't require Xbox Live Gold accounts for Xbox One players.  Currently, I don't believe Windows 10 PC gamers have to have Xbox Live Gold accounts to engage in cross-play with Xbox One gamers.  If I understand it correctly, Windows 10 PC gamers only have to have a Microsoft ID to do this.

Truth be known, I'd like to have Xbox Live Gold membership be a requirement for online multiplayer for the Xbox One version.  The reason I selfishly say that is it seems that's what it will take to eliminate the communication lag between players trying to play the game concurrently in real time, without the 4 to 7 second lag between animation and voice.  I know you can select 'quick animations' in the settings menu in the current game and get this delay down to about a second, but the abbreviated animations resulting from this make the multiplayer experience feel fractured, IMO.

Cross-play would be a real asset to Societies, one would imagine.  It would be nice to have the diversity of two different platform bases playing in the same Society.  It's probably a bit too soon to expect an official answer on this, but I'll go ahead and sow this seed for harvesting when it is ripe.
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Re: Windows 10 PC and XBox One Cross-Play with TGC 2?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:02:56 AM »
Is not that whole reason behind windows 10, I know Minecraft is cross platform with winn 10, but micro bought the game so maybe they made modifications.

I wonder, would it be up to HB,  to make it cross platform or if it would be micro live hook up?
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Re: Windows 10 PC and XBox One Cross-Play with TGC 2?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 01:40:23 PM »
Is not that whole reason behind windows 10, I know Minecraft is cross platform with winn 10, but micro bought the game so maybe they made modifications.

Does this ability to play cross-platform with XBox One players using Windows 10 require the Windows 10 player to have an XBox Live Gold account?

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I wonder, would it be up to HB,  to make it cross platform or if it would be micro live hook up?

I'm sure it would be up to HBS to make it cross-playable between the two, but they would have to follow Microsoft's protocols to make that happen, which is what I'm trying to get a firm handle on.  I want to be clear that I'm not talking about what Microsoft calls "Play-Anywhere" which means the same game can be played on either an XBox One or a PC.  That is distinctively different classification.  Games like ReCore and Forza Horizon 3 fall into that category.  I'd be really shocked (but also pleased) if HBS went that route.
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Re: Windows 10 PC and XBox One Cross-Play with TGC 2?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 05:31:45 PM »
Iv'e mentioned this before' Warthunder has crossplatform play with the ps4. so if it can be done with pc/ps4 don't see why it shouldn't or couldn't be done with xboxone.Even the ps4 gametags are the same it just has a little icon next to the name so you can see who you are up against.With a game like that' it's a bit silly though as m/k is far superior to a gamepad when aiming comes into play..
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Re: Windows 10 PC and XBox One Cross-Play with TGC 2?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 03:48:34 PM »
Iv'e mentioned this before' Warthunder has crossplatform play with the ps4. so if it can be done with pc/ps4 don't see why it shouldn't or couldn't be done with xboxone.Even the ps4 gametags are the same it just has a little icon next to the name so you can see who you are up against.With a game like that' it's a bit silly though as m/k is far superior to a gamepad when aiming comes into play..

HBS hasn't mentioned this for The Golf Club 2, that I can recall.  We should be getting a hint or two about it very shortly though!  ;)
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