Pysonix has allowed the cross-platform play between the Xbox One and PC versions of Rocket League. The feature was unlocked after an update yesterday at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT.
This is a much awaited feature for the successful vehicle soccer based game, which was promised some time ago. This makes Rocket League the first game to enable cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC. On the other hand, the cross-platform play has already been allowed in Rocket League since its release in PlayStation 4 and PC versions.
Jeremy Dunham, Vice President of Psyonix said, “We’re really excited to bring Xbox One and PC players closer together. Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft’s new cross-network policies, we’re proud to give it to them.”
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they are interested in allowing Xbox One to support cross network play with Sony’s PlayStation 4. However, Sony didn’t seem too interested in the proposal presented by its counterparts.
While speaking to Eurogamer before, Sony Worldwide Studios’ Shuhei Yoshida said, “Because PC is an open platform it’s much more straightforward. Connecting two different closed networks is much more complicated so we have to work with developers and publishers to understand what it is they are trying to accomplish.”
“We also have to look at the technical aspect – and the technical aspect could be the easiest. We also have to look at policy issues and business issues as well.”
Well it is quite unlikely that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-platform play will happen any time soon, but who knows what’s in store for the future.