Rocket League Devs Say PS4 Cross-play Is A "Checkbox" Away

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Both Minecraft and Rocket League have recently been announced that they'll soon be cross-platform compatible between the PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch versions, but PlayStation isn't planning on joining in on the universal gameplay. Plenty of people were skeptical about Sony's reason for not playing ball, but the Rocket League developers said that they're ready to roll with cross-platform play as soon as Sony is on board.

Psyonix, the developers of Rocket League, was interviewed by Polygon recently where they were asked about what the limitations on having cross-platform play with PlayStation were. Apparently, the only limitation that they see is receiving the "yes" from Sony, something that they haven't been given yet.

"We are hopeful that being able to play cross network is still something we can go for, we think we’ve been big champions of this for the last two years trying to get people behind the idea ... we believe it’s the future of the industry, and we’re hopeful that maybe the community and the media can actually help get around the idea of pushing it forward and doing what we can to make it reality," said Jeremy Dunham, vice president of publishing at Psyonix.

It's not an issue of technical limitations at all, as Dunham said that they've got all of those worked out already. Servers are held on Psyonix's end to reduce stress on both the gamers and the platformers, and they even passed Microsoft's rigorous tests pertaining to security measures. All they need is the go-ahead to check a box for PlayStation cross-play, and it's done.

“It’s literally something we could do with a push of a button, metaphorically,” Dunham said. “In reality it’s a web page with a checkbox on it. All we have to do is check that box and it would be up and running in less than an hour all over the world. That’s all we need to do.”

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When Sony was asked previously about their reasoning behind blocking the cross-platform play, they said that they had a responsibility to protect their playerbase, saying that they couldn't control what happened on other consoles. They said that there's currently no conversation going about the idea, but that the decision wasn't a "done deal."

[via Polygon]