It takes a revolutionary game to open up competing networks so that players can play against each other, and who would think it would be a game about playing soccer with rocket propelled cars. Microsoft announced that Rocket League for Xbox One will not only be getting the PC and Xbox One cross-platform play, but that there is “an open invitation for other networks to join later,” meaning we could see Rocket League matches featuring players on PC, Xbox One and PS4 at some point in the near future.
This is an initiative from Microsoft to open up cross-platform play for multiplayer across all services. “Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players,” wrote Chris Charla, the director of ID@Xbox.
Psyonix has confirmed that PC and Xbox One play will be available in spring, with cross console play coming later. Rocket League originally launched on Xbox One in February without the ability to playing against PC players, which was a natural feature in the PS4 edition of the game which released early last year.