Sony opens up PS4 Rocket League cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Rocket League is the second game to support cross-play on PS4 after Fortnite

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Sony has announced that it is finally permitting cross-platform play between Rocket League on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC.

Now, players on all of these platforms can randomly matchmake with or against each other in Casual, Competitive and Extra online modes.

Cross-play is enabled by default but can be turned on/off manually by visiting the Main Menu, selecting Options and then checking or unchecking the Cross-Platform Play box under the Gameplay tab.

In a blog post, Rocket League developer Psyonix confirmed that cross-platform parties will come in the game’s first update set to roll out sometime later this year. With this feature, players will be able to join their friends rather than be matched with random people online. More information on the update is “coming soon,” according to Psyonix.

Rocket League is the second game to support cross-play on the PlayStation 4 following Epic Games’ Fortnite. For many months, Sony refused to offer cross-play in any popular third-party games, despite rival console makers Microsoft and Nintendo allowing the feature on their respective Xbox One and Switch systems.

Psyonix, in particular, called for Rocket League cross-play for quite some time and even said the feature was fully ready to go in October last year.

Source: PlayStation Blog