Last year, cross-platform multiplayer became a very hot topic in the gaming community. Nintendo was fully open to the idea, and so was Microsoft. Meanwhile, Sony wanted nothing to do with it. After receiving a lot of backlash from gamers and the media alike, the company is now ever so slowly changing its stance on the matter. Today, Rocket League became one of the still very few games that has full cross-play between all platforms. That means that Switch and Xbox One players can now go up against PS4 players in online matches.
Psyonix excitedly made this announcement just recently over on the official Rocket League website, saying in part:
“With special thanks to all of our friends and colleagues at PlayStation, we are thrilled to announce that starting RIGHT NOW, Rocket League has entered the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program! Players on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam can now randomly matchmake with or against each other in all Online match types (i.e. Casual, Competitive, and Extra Modes).”
In addition to competing against each other, Rocket League players can also look forward to teaming up in cross-platform parties. This feature is not available yet, but Psyonix has stated that it will be coming “later this year”.
Paving the Way
Even if you don’t personally care for cross-play, it’s still nice to have the option. This move will boost the entire Rocket League user-base in terms of activity since the chances of finding an active match have now increased thanks to all four platforms now being able to connect with one another.
With Rocket League remaining as one of the most popular games on the market right now, this move is quite significant. Hopefully, this is an indication that Sony will soon take the limiter off completely and allow for cross-play across all multiplayer titles.