PS4-Xbox One cross-network play ready, awaiting Sony’s go-ahead

Gaming / PC / PlayStation / Xbox

It was back in March when Microsoft first announced cross-network play between different platforms, but was quickly shot down by rival Sony. That didn’t deter Rocket League developer Psyonix, and they were quick to implement Xbox One-PC cross-network play for their popular vehicle sports game.

Speaking to IGN, Psyonix indicated that everything is in place and it would take a matter of hours for the company to enable cross-network play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — once Sony gave their approval.

“Right now,” explained Psyonix vice president 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.”

Dunham was quick to point out that the delay seems to be more technical in nature, rather than a reluctance on Sony’s part.

“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.”

Only time will tell, but it sounds hopeful that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers will soon be able to play together — and against each other — in Psyonix’s Rocket League.

Are you waiting for Sony to give their nod of approval so you can play against people on a different console? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: IGN
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