As some of you will remember, Sony does not allow Rocket League to have cross-play support with other consoles such as Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Now, Psyonix has talked more about this situation during an interview.
According to the studio, they continue to communicate with Sony to add this feature, although they have never received a positive response. And if that was not enough, since the launch of Rocket League on PlayStation 4 during 2015, Psyonix has asked Sony about cross-play “every single day.”
“There have been slight variations on how it’s been presented to us, but essentially it’s the same answer,” said Jeremy Dunham of Psyonix to Engadget. “It’s ‘not right now” or ‘It’s something we’ll consider.’ That’s paraphrasing, but there hasn’t been any movement.”
In comparison, Nintendo has approved the cross-play as soon as Psyonix introduced the idea, while Microsoft needed a little more time to accept the feature.
Also, in the interview, Dunham has confirmed what we have already assumed. Psyonix already took care of trying cross-play between Xbox One and PS4 in closed environments, and the results were positive, therefore, only remains that Sony approves this function.
Remember that Minecraft on PS4 will be another game that will stay out of cross-play. As part of E3 2017, Jim Ryan, global head of marketing and sales for PlayStation, said that the audience of this game is very young, so they will avoid exposing their users with external influence.
So, the cross-play party will begin later this year, as it will be during the Christmas season that Rocket League will arrive on Nintendo Switch. This edition will include all the previous updates and will be accompanied by Luigi and Mario hats.