Psyonix has announced that Rocket League’s long-requested PlayStation Cross-Play Beta support is now live, meaning that players on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC can finally indulge in a spot of four-wheeled footie together as one.
This time last year, of course, such an occurrence would have seemed practically unthinkable. Sony remained doggedly resistant to calls from fans and developers for console cross-play on PS4, even as more and more games enabled play between Switch, Xbox One, and PC. Finally though, last September, Sony relented, unveiling its PlayStation Cross-Platform Beta – a programme which, initially at least, would be limited to Epic’s all-conquering Fortnite.
Fans of Rocket League, which has featured cross-play support between Xbox One, PC, and Switch since launch on Nintendo’s platform, were hopeful that PS4 players would soon join in the fun too following Sony’s announcement. At the time, Psyonix was enthusiastic about implementing the feature, but acknowledged that progress would depend on Sony.