Fans of Rocket League could be in for the biggest tease of their Rocketing career, with Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham telling IGN recently that the possibility for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-play is as close as it can be; all they need is permission from Sony.
Speaking to IGN, he said it is “at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side.”
“We can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem,” he added. “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 the PlayStation 4 is already able to cross-play with PC players on Rocket League and other titles, only recently was the Xbox One able to cross-play with PC players. Microsoft are on board with the idea of cross-play with the PlayStation platform, but the ball is literally in Sony’s court now.
“It could be tomorrow, it could be longer than that. We just don’t know–we’re anxiously awaiting that, just like the rest of our fans,” he said.
“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, what sort of issues they might run into with other titles, any number of things that I can’t even begin to speculate on.”
Dunham continued “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.”