By Pavo Jurkic
January 15, 2019
We’ve got some huge news for all you Rocket League fans out there! Psyonix Studios recently announced their popular soccer/racing title Rocket League has gone full cross-platform. This happened right after Sony finally gave it the green light for CP (cross-platform) support, and that alone is huge news since we know Sony isn’t that fond of supporting seamless cross-platform systems. There has been a lot of speculation regarding Rocket League full cross-platform play lately, but now we’re finally going to see it live.
In simple terms, Rocket League can now be enjoyed by players on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Here’s the official tweet of the Rocket League full cross-platform announcement:
Best of all – all Rocket League modes (casual, extra modes, and even competitive) are available through cross-platform play. Yes, this means players on Switch and Steam can play against PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users, and vice versa.
Psyonix has already addressed the only potential cross-platform problem. Of course, I’m referring to cross-platform parties. In the release, Psyonix Studios announced they’re working on creating a fluid cross-platform party system, but it won’t be available just yet. Players will have to wait until the first 2019 update goes live and enables full cross-platform party support.
On the bright side, you can still play Rocket League with friends who aren’t using the same platform as you. It’s a pretty simple method Psyonix Studios explained right off the bat:
“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.”
Keep in mind that Sony is still referring to the Rocket League full cross-platform play as a beta program. It’s most likely due to the fact they aren’t finished with all the features just yet. It’s a comprehensive matter, cross-platform play, and now that Sony is finally showing a more open approach toward it, it’s important that things go as smoothly as possible.
At the moment, there’s only one other video game offering full cross-platform play. Obviously, I am referring to Fortnite which is available on all three current-gen consoles (Switch, PS4, and XBO), PC, and mobile devices.
In all its glory, Fortnite might not only be referred to as the biggest gaming craze in 2018 but as the game that pushed cross-platform play into the limelight. In all honesty, cross-platform is the future of gaming, and if Rocket League full cross-platform play is any indication, I firmly believe we’ll see more CP-ready games in 2019!