Latest Steam Beta Update Source Code Hints at Xbox Crossplay API [Rumor]

Valve could be developing a Xbox Crossplay API for Steam as hinted by the latest Steam Beta Update.

The newest version of the Steam Beta which released a few hours ago (via) added new settings in the Steam Open Source Multiplayer Matchmaking Files. The files mention “pairing” with Xbox, which could mean Steam crossplay with Xbox.

Although its true that some games have cross-play compatibility built in like Killer Instinct and Rise of Nations to name a couple, this update potentially puts that function right into Steam itself, which could mean it becoming much easier for developers to support cross-play and adding many more games to the cross-play support list.

Although this is just fruitful thinking for now, it could be huge news for both Xbox and Steam communities in the future.

What are your thoughts on this? Did Epic Games really push Steam enough to look into features like this? Let us know in the comments below.

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