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The recent announcement that Fortnite is becoming a fully cross-platform game has spurred Rocket League developer Psyonix to introduce a more complete cross-play matchmaking experience.

Psyonix CEO Dave Hagewood recently stated on Rocket League‘s subreddit that “all the major consoles are making progress towards a truly all-platform cross-platform play experience,” adding that he “can’t wait to see [Psyonix’s] vision for a truly unified Rocket League community finally realized.”

While it isn’t a flat-out confirmation that Psyonix is actively working to allow PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users to play together, Hagewood’s statement does show “how much of a priority” cross-play is for Psyonix.

Rocket League‘s already got a pretty good track record for cross-platform play. PC players can connect with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch players, while the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions can also play together. The PlayStation 4 version is the most limited, as it can only cross-play with PC. Considering it was one of the first games to truly pioneer cross-play and bring it to the limelight, it’s pretty darn close to full cross-play already. All it will take is PlayStation opening up to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch to create a fully unified Rocket League player base. Hopefully Psyonix will have figured out its cross-platform RocketID party system by then, as the feature was recently delayed.

Rocket League and Fortnite weren’t the only games suffering from PlayStation’s cross-play holdout. Minecraft has identical cross-play functionality to Rocket League, where PlayStation 4 players are limited to playing with other PS4 users or PC players. Microsoft recently stated that it “would love to bring players on PlayStation 4 into our Minecraft ecosystem,” putting the onus on Sony to flip the switch.

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.

Rocket League confirms big plans for full cross-platform play

Rocket League could be the next game that lets PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players finally duke it out.

By Michael Goroff | 10/1/2018 12:30 PM PT

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The recent announcement that Fortnite is becoming a fully cross-platform game has spurred Rocket League developer Psyonix to introduce a more complete cross-play matchmaking experience.

Psyonix CEO Dave Hagewood recently stated on Rocket League‘s subreddit that “all the major consoles are making progress towards a truly all-platform cross-platform play experience,” adding that he “can’t wait to see [Psyonix’s] vision for a truly unified Rocket League community finally realized.”

While it isn’t a flat-out confirmation that Psyonix is actively working to allow PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users to play together, Hagewood’s statement does show “how much of a priority” cross-play is for Psyonix.

Rocket League‘s already got a pretty good track record for cross-platform play. PC players can connect with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch players, while the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions can also play together. The PlayStation 4 version is the most limited, as it can only cross-play with PC. Considering it was one of the first games to truly pioneer cross-play and bring it to the limelight, it’s pretty darn close to full cross-play already. All it will take is PlayStation opening up to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch to create a fully unified Rocket League player base. Hopefully Psyonix will have figured out its cross-platform RocketID party system by then, as the feature was recently delayed.

Rocket League and Fortnite weren’t the only games suffering from PlayStation’s cross-play holdout. Minecraft has identical cross-play functionality to Rocket League, where PlayStation 4 players are limited to playing with other PS4 users or PC players. Microsoft recently stated that it “would love to bring players on PlayStation 4 into our Minecraft ecosystem,” putting the onus on Sony to flip the switch.

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About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.