Microsoft have officially announced today that Rocket League will soon be able to be played cross-platform, across Xbox One and PC. This news comes after many requests from fans asking to make it a possibility. Rocket League will be the first game to allow players from both Xbox One and PC to play together.
On a blog post by Psyonix today, they said “Cross-network play has been the number-one most requested feature our community has asked for since Rocket League was first announced on Xbox One, and now that we are able to pursue complete online unity on all platforms, today’s announcement is a dream come true.”
What makes it more interesting, is the following sentence. “Expect to see Rocket League cross-network play working on Xbox One and PC later this spring, with information regarding other platforms coming soon.” What exactly do Psyonix mean by this? Could Rocket League be the first title in gaming history to allow both Xbox and PlayStation players to play together, alongside PC? If so, this will be an amazing step for gaming. Then again, we could be taking this way out of context, and perhaps Psyonix are referring to the yet to be released Mac version of the game.
[Update] Since starting this story, it has come about via the Xbox Wire that the manufacturer is now going to allow cross-platform play, although it’s up to each individual platform whether they want to make use of it or not. Players will also be given the option to choose who they want to play with as well, whether Xbox only, Xbox and PC, or other consoles if available.
“First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks.”