Rocket League Cross-Platform Play Is Being Blocked by One Company

Gwen Vasquez
June 19, 2017

Developer Psyonix has confirmed that the Switch version will have a cross-play feature included which enables players to compete against PC and Xbox One players.

Psyonix has announced that Rocket League will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch this holiday.

It was also revealed that Switch owners won't have any trouble finding people to play with, as they will be able to play across platforms with Xbox One and PC players.

One thing the Switch version will have over the other versions is the addition of ad hoc multiplayer.

"I'm really happy just as a gamer - let alone working for the company - that crossplatform play is possible", Scibetta said.

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The Nintendo Switch is great for its pick up and go form factor - that means it's ideal for a ton of well-honed fighting games like Injustice 2, and if the first managed to make its way over to the PlayStation Vita, then there's no reason the second instalment can't come to the Switch. One key difference is that whereas the Xbox One suffered for being more expensive and marginally underpowered in comparison to its PlayStation 4 rival, the Xbox One X is set to smash the US$399 (RM1,700) PS4 Pro for power by an order of magnitude, if developers choose to go that route.

"That is important and we are going to invest". One, you can have faster matchmaking. It benefits everybody. Two, you get better quality opponents. Are you anxious about these graphics cut-backs Psyonix needs to make? The big question now is "how will Rocket League run?" "I chose this platform because I like the shape of it, the features it has".

"I have this analogy, and I know I use this analogy a lot, but it's like if I have an iPhone and my brother has a [Samsung] Galaxy". From our perspective, we've done everything we need to do. He also said that Sony has to consider them first.

Speaking to Gamasutra previous year, Sony Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida commented on cross-platform play on PC, saying, "because PC is an open platform it's much more straightforward". What's more is that it doesn't even have to be Fallout 4, fans of the series would jump at the excuse to replay either Fallout 3 or New Vegas. The library and choice of games are huge and while these two game have a significant sized community of players, they aren't the "be all and end all" of the PlayStation catalogue.

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