Back in March we reported that Microsoft broke through the video game barrier when the company announced it would allow the Xbox One to be open to cross-platform play, with “other consoles,” Today, we can add in some more news to that mix, as we have just learned (via IGN) that Cross platform play on Rocket League between the Xbox One and PS4 is readied and just awaiting Sony approval.
This is just the latest set of good news for Rocket League fans, as back in the Spring, Rocket League became the first game to support the cross-platform (Xbox One – PC) feature. Nonetheless, Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Duham tells IGN that the proposed cross-network play on Rocket League between PS4 and Xbox One is now complete:
“Right now…we’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem. It’d literally take a few hours to propagate throughout the whole world, so really we’re just waiting on the permission to do so.”
While IGN is noting that Microsoft has approved the move, Dunham remains unsure of when the official approval might come. He tells IGN:
“Sony’s such a big company that I’m sure it takes a while for them to figure out what it is that the roadblocks are…We definitely ask them for updates often, and we’re still very confident that they’re eventually going to open those doors and welcome us in, but we also are really understanding that it’s going to take a while especially given all the ramifications of everything. It was just as much of a surprise to them as I think the rest of the world when Microsoft said that they would do it”
We will be keeping a close eye on this situation and will let you know once support for Xbox One-PS4 cross platform play has gone live in Rocket League. Until then, be sure to visit our Cross Platform Play news hub to keep up to date with all the news and information!