Rocket League Enables Crossplay for PS4, PC, Switch, and Xbox One
Rocket League has become the second game to allow PlayStation and Xbox cross-play in history. It joins Sony's full cross-play program today.
Rocket League has become the second ever game to join Sony’s all-new cross-platform beta program, with the first being Fortnite. The program allows developers to enable cross-play tools which let players on every single platform play alongside or against each other, despite what box you game from.
In a blog post on the PlayStation Blog, Psyonix Vice President of Marketing Jeremy Dunham announced that the feature is now enabled in-game and that players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch can all play together starting right now. Rocket League does not yet support cross-platform party matchmaking, but an update is planned to add the feature sometime in early 2019.
For now, players can create custom matches and face each other in teams or a free-for-all across all platforms. The game was one of the other large titles that pushed heavily for the Full Cross-Play program to be created, other than Epic Games’ Fortnite. In the past, Psyonix has mentioned how easy the process would be and that the only thing in their way was Sony at the time.
Back in September 2017, Epic Games accidentally enabled cross platform-play between PlayStation and Xbox for a few hours before disabling the feature – showing that there was no technical limitation that would prevent crossplay. Then after backlash from a controversy in which Fortnite players on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One couldn’t access their account if it was linked to a PSN account, Sony decided to open up.
It’s great to hear that they are expanding the number of games in the program, even if the current amount is only a mere two titles. It’s still showing that they are open to listening to feedback and are continuing to do so, hopefully even further into the future.
Rocket League is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam — and for the first time is playable between all of those platforms starting today.