Over on the Reddit for Rocket League, developer Psyonix gave players an update on the game’s upcoming cross-play features. Earlier this week Sony announced that they would finally be allowing cross-play in Epic Games’ Fortnite with other games potentially allowing the feature in the future. PlayStation 4 owners have been incredibly vocal about their desire to have the ability to play with anyone on any platform alongside having access to their Epic account on every console or PC they own. Epic accounts were initially locked to PS4, albeit players could still access their account if they played on PC but not Xbox One or Switch.
You can read the full update from Psyonix down below:
To all the fans of Rocket League, our loyal players, our community, our friends, and to the gaming community at large…
Let’s talk about cross-platform play.
Cross play across all consoles is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. It has been my passion since the inception of Rocket League and I have constantly encouraged my team that we not only have the opportunity but the obligation to be pioneers in bringing gamers together regardless of platform. Games may come and go but it is not often that you have the ability to be part of a real step forward in online gaming.
We built Rocket League to be a cross-platform game from the very beginning. It has been a Psyonix mandate that our technology, processes, and policies must always comply with this effort and we have worked tirelessly to ensure it. We hoped that other developers would join us in this effort and they did. We hoped that gamers would cry out for more and they did.
Of course, cross-platform play is not something Psyonix and Rocket League can do on it’s own. It takes the substantial cooperation and coordination of many partners, most notably the platform holders themselves. It is with the greatest joy that I can now acknowledge that all the major consoles are making progress towards a truly all-platform cross-platform play experience!
I want everyone to understand just how much of a priority this is for us and always has been for our team. There are still many factors, some of which take time, that means we have to have some patience. I am excited beyond words and I wanted to make sure that our players know where we stand. I can’t wait to see our vision for a truly unified Rocket League community finally realized.
While the statement doesn’t confirm any sort of release date as of right now, I think it’s safe to say we can expect this feature to launch in the near future. It seems like the Psyonix team is making cross-platform play a new priority for Rocket League, which should be exciting for every gamer. The future is looking brighter as more gamers will be able to play together no matter what company they’re behind.
Previously, Rocket League only allowed cross-play between PC and PS4, whereas Xbox One owners could play with Switch owners and PC players as well. You can grab Rocket League now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.