The cross-play functionality of Rocket League – a popular game by Psyonix that has players playing soccer in rocket-equipped stunt-cars – has been finished, according to the developer, Psyonix. This new function would allow Xbox One and PS4 owners to play together.
The studio vice president Jeremy Dunham, speaking to IGN, said, “Right now, 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.”
If this gets the go-ahead from Sony, it would allow cross-play between Xbox Live and PSN for the first time, a potentially groundbreaking advancement that could, if all goes well, see this as a feature for even more games.
Microsoft has already approved, and Psyonix is now waiting for Sony to weigh in; however, Dunham admits that he does not know when that word could come, saying, “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.”
Dunham also says that Sony seems to just want to be sure that the timing is right for something like this, and that they aren’t reluctant based off of any philosophical values.