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Video Game News: Rocket League now has cross-platform play

Gautam Nath
105   //    15 Jan 2019, 00:48 IST

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Our favourite cars and soccer adventure Rocket League has finally gotten cross-platform play! This means that players playing on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam PC can now challenge each other! Not only that, now only matchmaking will search for players on all platforms (Casual, Competitive and Extra Modes).

But before you can compete with players on other consoles, you will need to enable the option to do so. Players can navigate to the Main Menu, select Options and under the Gameplay tab, the Cross-Platform Play option needs to be ticked. Now you should be able to queue up for cross-platform games!

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Developers Psyionix have also mentioned that they will be releasing cross-platform party system very soon. In their first update, this feature will be released. We do not have any details for now, but we will look out for it when they do.

Unfortunately, players cannot transfer their account or use the account between consoles. Player accounts on consoles are separate. Unlike Fortnite, you cannot use your account collectables and stats from different consoles. You can do it on different copies of the same console (for example, PC account will be on PC, Xbox Account will be on Xbox) but not cross-platform.

Rocket League has seen a consistent number of players online ever since 2015. The game has held up surprisingly well for such a simple concept. On Steam, it consistently sees between 40,000 to 60,000 players playing concurrently. It has also seen a spike of players playing after the update, with nearly 320,000 across all platforms playing the game concurrently.

The new cross-platform update has been anticipated by the community for a long time. Psyonix has finally made it a reality. The update changes the way the game will be played. It will be interesting to see if they use cross-platform play in tournaments.

For more info, check out the Psyonix blog post.