Back at CES, the beautifully co-op game Dungeon Defenders showed off a bit of cross-platform action. We thought it was initially just to boast performance ratings out of the new Nvidia phone, but it turns out the game will be playable in co-op across a few platforms.
Trendy Entertainment has managed to bring cross-platform multiplayer to its Unreal Engine-powered, action-RPG Dungeon Defenders on PS3, PC, iOS and Android. The developer has even implemented cross-platform matchmaking and buddy lists across the devices.
That is one giant step forward in the world of co-op gaming if you ask me. That is to hope developers utilize the ability to bring games cross platform in the future. Those tools to build co-op cross platform games are freely available to anyone who wishes to use them, thanks to GameSpy Open.
The experience is made possible through GameSpy's online tools, suggesting that cross-platform multiplayer will not only become a reality, but a common feature down the line. Trendy utilized GameSpy Open, a new program that enables start-up and indie developers to use the company's online tools for free.
At this point Dungeon Defenders is only available on iOS and Android, but the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC version of the game will be released before too long.