Microsoft really dropped the ball on this. They had a wonderful opportunity for amazing games such as Warthunder but refuse to let us, the gamers that purchased their platform, from being able to enjoy such things as they do not want to allow us to play with our friends on Sony and PC platforms. It makes absolutely no sense at all.
Final Fantasy 11 allows us to play with people on PC and PS2, and guess what? Most of my friends are there as well.
Because of Microsoft's reasoning we are also denied other MMOs such FF14 and it hinders allowing games to have crossplatform multiplayer all together such as Defiance and the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online.
What will it take to get egregious policies such as this overturned? Poor sales of the platform and using it as a tool to promote growth? Massive outcry by the fanbase? Backlash from shareholders?
Hopefully it happens before I am forced to sell my platform of choice so I can do something as simple as play with my friends on other platforms.