Rocket League on Switch will have cross-platform online

Psyonix and Nintendo have announced Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. The esports smash hit will be making its way to the handheld-home console with some eyebrow-raising features.

According the official site, Rocket League Switch will feature customised Nintendo cosmetics such as Mario and Luigi hats.

Rocket League on Nintendo Switch will have all of the same content, features, and updates that we’ve released on other platforms in addition to exclusive Battle-Cars and Customization Items, like Mario and Luigi hat Toppers!

But the real news (aside from the game coming at all) is the Switch version will be compatible with Xbox and PC versions in online matchmaking.

Rocket League will also support all of Nintendo Switch’s play modes, including TV Mode (docked), Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode, and both Online and Local Multiplayer. Online Multiplayer supports up to eight players, and Cross-Network play will be supported as well, allowing Switch players to hit the field with players on Steam and Xbox One.

In July last year Psyonix came out saying they’d done the work making their online systems for Rocket League compatible across various platforms, and that they’re only waiting for the Powers That Be among those platformers to shake hands and let it happen. At the time, Microsoft was in support of the move but Sony had yet to agree. It seems Nintendo is also happy for the initiative, though still no word on Sony’s part.

Rocket League will be out during Holiday 2017.

 

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