Rejoice, all you wacky car-soccer players, Rocket League now supports cross play for all platforms. Yes, this means Sony has given developer Psyonix the nod to allow PlayStation 4 owners to team up or compete against players on Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
“Today’s announcement is an important one for us here at Psyonix, because we know how much our community has wanted FULL cross-platform support for quite some time,” wrote Jeremy Dunham at the game’s official blog. “It’s because of YOU, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place.”
“On behalf of the entire team, THANK YOU for your passion and persistence as we continue to do our best to make Rocket League the best experience we can,” he added.
According to the blog, starting up cross-play takes a few steps. First, you need to go to the options menu and check the “Cross-Platform Play” box in the gameplay tab. Upon doing that, you should soon find yourself making friends (or enemies) across every platform.
Only Getting Better
While you can now matchmake with PlayStation 4, there is a limitation. You can matchmake in all online modes, including casual, competitive, and extra modes. However, you can’t make a party with people on other platforms. At least, not yet. Dunham writes that the developer is currently working on an update that will implement a cross-platform party system. When this comes available, you’ll be able to make parties with just about anyone who plays Rocket League.
The implications here are exciting. With games like Rocket League and Fortnite paving the way toward more cross-play options, we may see the end of requiring matching platforms to play with friends. Naturally, there are some issues, such as the ability disparity when matching PC and console players in shooters. But this is still a good start.