Great news Rocket League fans! Today, Psyonix announced on their official Rocket League website that players who own the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC will be able to duke it out online together.
According to the VP of Publishing for Psyonix Studios, Jeremy Dunham, this cross-platform miracle wouldn’t have occurred without PlsyStation’s cooperation (and the other companies later on in the article) in the matter as he states, “with special thanks to all of our friends and colleagues at PlayStation, (…) Rocket League has entered the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program!”
He states that Rocket League players on all platforms can play against or with each other in any of their online modes from casual to extra.
To get started, Jeremy Dunham writes,
“To make sure that Cross-Platform play is enabled (it is by default), head to the “Main Menu,” select “Options” and then make sure the “Cross-Platform Play” box is checked in the “Gameplay” tab. And that’s all there is to it. You are now ready to play against gamers on other platforms across the world!”
According to Polygon.com, Psyonix and Sony worked together to make Rocket League’s cross-platform play compatible with other systems today, and that it was “an initiative that launched in September” because of Fortnite and fan-demand.
Although Psyonix hasn’t officially released their cross-platform party system yet, Polygon.com states Psyonix plans to release its first update sometime this year, but will allow players to team up with their companions now. According to the Rocketleague.com news article, Jeremy Dunham states,
“Should you want to play with friends on other platforms before cross-platform parties release, however, you can! Just select “Play” from the “Main Menu,” then “Private Match,” followed by “Create” or “Join Private Match,” and you’re set from there.”
Though Psyonix hasn’t mentioned what this 2019 update to Rocket League entails–according to Polygon.com, it’s great to finally have another hit game enable full cross-platform play among-st all systems. It really shows how much the developers value their community, themselves, and their partnerships with other companies by enabling this fan-demanded feature in their game. Let’s hope other developers of well-known multiplayer titles will jump on-board the full cross-platform ship too!
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