The unity between every console is still Psyonix goal.
Rocket League has been a fantastic example within the industry, promoting crossplay between consoles and PC, with later platforms being able to do the same.
Unfortunately though, there has been one stickler that doesn’t wanna play nice with the rest of the platforms. That is none other than Sony’s PlayStation 4, which sadly can only play against other PS4 users and Steam users on computer.
Nintendo and Microsoft have been all supportive of this movement, creating a movement that supported the companies promoting crossplay with the Bedrock update introduced this Summer in Minecraft.
Recently, Psyonix’s CEO, Dave Hangwood, went on Reddit to provide an update regarding the situation.
“To all the fans of Rocket League, our loyal players, our community, our friends, and to the gaming community at large…Let’s talk about cross-platform play.
“Cross play across all consoles is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. It has been my passion since the inception of Rocket League and I have constantly encouraged my team that we not only have the opportunity but the obligation to be pioneers in bringing gamers together regardless of platform. Games may come and go but it is not often that you have the ability to be part of a real step forward in online gaming.
“We built Rocket League to be a cross-platform game from the very beginning. It has been a Psyonix mandate that our technology, processes, and policies must always comply with this effort and we have worked tirelessly to ensure it. We hoped that other developers would join us in this effort and they did. We hoped that gamers would cry out for more and they did.
“Of course, cross-platform play is not something Psyonix and Rocket League can do on it’s own. It takes the substantial cooperation and coordination of many partners, most notably the platform holders themselves. It is with the greatest joy that I can now acknowledge that all the major consoles are making progress towards a truly all-platform cross-platform play experience!
“I want everyone to understand just how much of a priority this is for us and always has been for our team. There are still many factors, some of which take time, that means we have to have some patience. I am excited beyond words and I wanted to make sure that our players know where we stand. I can’t wait to see our vision for a truly unified Rocket League community finally realized.”
It’s clear that Psyonix still wants unity between all consoles, though logistics from Sony have made this task unfeasible at the moment.
Let’s hope Sony does a 180 sometime soon, like they did recently with Fornite last week.