Wargroove seems to be a tribute to classic tactics games like Advance Wars, with the added twist of an online multiplayer element. Developer Chucklefish announced that you can play against your friends across the platform, but a console is missing out on line-up.
In a tweet the studio said you can play across the PC, the Nintendo Switch, and the Xbox One, and an accompanying short video clip shows the cross-play functionality. Particularly absent is PlayStation 4, which also receives the game along with the others on February 1st.
This is a familiar sight. Sony has spoken out from cross-play for a long time, only recently turning to mega-hit Fortnite. Even then, it was only after Microsoft and Nintendo made a point of teasing Sony together. Nevertheless, this was considered a beta to test the functionality, and Sony only plans to allow other games on a case-by-case basis. The Rocket League, which was longest for cross-play, recently became the second game to use the functionality.
Sometimes your friends are not in the same faction as you, and that's okay!
No need to start a war, keep your band together with multiplayer platform games on PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One when Wargroove launches February 1! pic.twitter.com/Z6svC6MyL7
– ⚔️ Wargroove (@WargrooveGame) January 25, 2019
Since all that is, it is not surprising that Wargroove is not included, but Chucklefish is still not too subtly pointing it out. Although it is targeting multiple platforms for simultaneous release, it was given a prime spot on Nintendo's "Nindies" presentation earlier this week, when the release date of February 1 was announced.