Wishful thinking that matchmaking would match one with friend is really futile.
I have tried to connect with a friend from Russia, we were constantly dropped into some random people’s lobbies. It’s like roulette.
Seriously implementing crossplay to extend the player pool in random matchmaking by those 600 people who play Steam version (thanks M$ marketing), seems really damn pointless.
Whatever @developers are working on right now, implementing some kind of system to crossplay with speciic people should be priority imo.