PS4/Xbox One Rocket League Cross Network Play Is Ready Says Dev; Waiting For Sony’s Green Light
The PS4 and Xbox One cross-network play feature for Rocket League is ready to go, but developer Psyonix is waiting for Sony's approval to turn it on.
Psyonix vice president, Jeremy Dunham, said as much in an interview with IGN the other day. According to Dunham, the cross network feature could be up and running within “a few hours”.
“Right now," explained Dunham, "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."
Judging from Dunham’s statement, Microsoft has already greenlighted Psyonix’s feature, and it’s now up to Sony to give their approval as well.
"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. 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."
Back in March of this year, Microsoft enabled developers to support cross-network play with other platforms, while continuing to natively support cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games using Xbox Live. Microsoft announced that Psyonix’s Rocket League would be "one of the first games to take advantage of this new feature by enabling cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players, with an open invitation for other networks to participate as well".
Let’s hope that Xbox One and PS4 can soon enjoy Rocket League together. We’ll keep you informed.