Rocket League developer Psyonix has been hard at work on cross-platform play. The feature is now ready to be rolled out — if Sony gives the go-ahead, that is.
Yes, both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players are ostensibly able to play as of right now. But Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Dunham says that Sony needs to give the go-ahead on this feature.
“Right now,” Dunham told IGN, “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 went on to say that the timing is up in the air. “It could be tomorrow, it could be longer than that. We just don’t know – we’re anxiously awaiting that, just like the rest of our fans.”
This puts Psyonix in the same position as players, as Dunham states. Both the developer and Rocket League fans are waiting with bated breath for the confirmation. But as of right now, that could take longer than expected.
Dunham made it clear he doesn’t hold anything against Sony, however.
“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,” he told IGN, “what sort of issues they might run into with other titles, any number of things that I can’t even begin to speculate on.
If Sony gives a thumbs-up soon, this would be major announcement. More developers have been making the push for cross-platform play in recent months. Blizzard has expressed interest in doing it for Overwatch, for example. Only time will tell if the powers that be are ready for such a massive change.