Cross-platform, or cross-network, play has long been a desire of many gamers. Microsoft recently announced that they were open to cross-network play between PC and other systems, and Psyonix was the first developer to jump in to say that they would be first. With the latest Rocket League update, Xbox One and Steam PC gamers will be able to play with and against each other in Psyonix’ sports-action hit.
“We’re really excited to bring Xbox One and PC players closer together,” said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. “Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft’s new cross-network policies, we’re proud to give it to them.”
While not all gamers will be thrilled about this move, Psyonix has made it so that players can easily include (or not include) cross-network rivals in both public and private matches, thanks to an easy-to-find toggle checkbox in the Options menu.
There are currently no known plans to add PlayStation 4 gamers to the mix as Sony has all but dismissed the notion of cross-platform gaming, but you never know as Microsoft has left the invitation open for any other platform to join in.
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