After the historic news hit last week that Sony would begin allowing cross-play on the PS4, cross-platform play has been all the rage. And why not? We honestly did not see Sony making such a bold move! Kudos to them.
As the Fortnite beta has been a success, Gamers are ready for what’s next. Psyonix, the developers of the mega-popular Rocket League, have committed on the matter. They have always been huge supporters of thenfeature and are ready to begin the next step in bringing gamers across all platforms together in their official statement on the matter:
To all the fans of Rocket League, our loyal players, our community, our friends, and to the gaming community at large…Let’s talk about cross-platform play.
Cross play across all consoles is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. It has been my passion since the inception of Rocket League and I have constantly encouraged my team that we not only have the opportunity but the obligation to be pioneers in bringing gamers together regardless of platform. Games may come and go but it is not often that you have the ability to be part of a real step forward in online gaming.
We built Rocket League to be a cross-platform game from the very beginning. It has been a Psyonix mandate that our technology, processes, and policies must always comply with this effort and we have worked tirelessly to ensure it. We hoped that other developers would join us in this effort and they did. We hoped that gamers would cry out for more and they did.
Of course, cross-platform play is not something Psyonix and Rocket League can do on it’s own. It takes the substantial cooperation and coordination of many partners, most notably the platform holders themselves. It is with the greatest joy that I can now acknowledge that all the major consoles are making progress towards a truly all-platform cross-platform play experience!
I want everyone to understand just how much of a priority this is for us and always has been for our team. There are still many factors, some of which take time, that means we have to have some patience. I am excited beyond words and I wanted to make sure that our players know where we stand. I can’t wait to see our vision for a truly unified Rocket League community finally realized.
Seeing as how the PS4 helped launch the Rocket League craze back in 2015, cross-platform play with PS4 will be here before you know it!
Have you tried CPP yet? If so, how was your experience? What games would you like to see use it in the future? Let us know in the comments below!