Blizzard has confirmed plans for 'Overwatch' cross-play.
The company has announced a beta is coming before an official full rollout, which will be supported across Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4/%, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Arron Goolsbey - VP of Platform Engineering for Battle.net - said: "When Battle.net first came out, the purpose was to deliver a connected, multiplayer experience for a single title.
“Fast-forward 10 to 15 years, and Battle.net had evolved into a service that spanned all Blizzard games but was still constructed with the primary notion that players would mostly play with others within their region.
"The internet has come a long way in the last 10 years, enabling global and cross-platform experiences with high levels of quality. So now, Battle.net is evolving once again.”
Players across the world will now be connected via Battle.net, and the global updates "include cross-platform functionality".
In a blog post for 'Overwatch' fans, the team explained; "Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch soon, allowing players to group up and play together.
"Powered by the latest global Battle.net update, players from around the world can team up, regardless of their preferred platform.
"With the release of cross-play, all players will need to make a Battle.net account and link their appropriate console accounts.
"With the launch of Cross-Play, everyone who logs in to Overwatch by the end of 2021 will receive a Golden Loot Box to celebrate."