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Rocket League Xbox One And PC Cross-Play Happening

| March 14, 2016

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Psyonix shared some surprising news regarding Rocket League Monday. The ability to play across platforms currently featured on the PlayStation 4 and PC is coming to the Xbox One as well.

Details on how cross-platform play will work for Rocket League between the Xbox One and PC have not been shared yet. Psyonix states more information on how games played between the two platforms will work will come later this Spring along with “information regarding other platforms.”

“To say that the team here at Psyonix is both honored and excited to have Rocket League as the first cross-network game is a massive understatement, Pysonix wrote. “Cross-network play has been the number-one most requested feature our community has asked for since Rocket League was first announced on Xbox One, and now that we are able to pursue complete online unity on all platforms, today’s announcement is a dream come true.”

Does this mean the developer is eyeing cross-play between the PS4, Xbox One, and PC simultaneously or is Rocket League simply expanding to additional platforms such as the Mac? It’s an interesting conundrum that I am eager to hear the solution. Cross-play between the Xbox One and PC is currently only being promoted by Microsoft via Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) initiative.

Does this mean Rocket League coming as a Windows Store release in addition to a Steam release? There are definitely more questions than answers with Psyonix’ announcement.

Update: There is definitely more going on here. Microsoft also just announced it is extending cross-play support to include Xbox One, PC, and “other consoles.” Obviously, that means the PlayStation 4, but it will be interesting to see which developers take on the challenge of getting Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network to play nicely with one another.

[Image via Rocket League]

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  • Allen

    I’m very curious about this. I haven’t heard of xbox having cross platform play to date and to see how they do it with PS4 in the mix, would be awesome if PS4 gamers could own some xbone gamers, I wish all games were like that.

    • PCMR Truth™ #BlockMeIWin

      PC already stomps a mudhole in console peasants so much they gave us a peasant filter to keep you out :)

    • CRZYSPZ

      Final Fantasy XI had cross-network play with PS2. There have been a few cross-play games with PC, but that fad died up until recently with the Xbox division, while Playstation had been back to it a bit earlier.

      It’d be cool to play with PC and PS users, but I truly hope that the lobbies don’t end up being toxic af. Some “gamers” get really bad on websites about opposing platforms, I can hardly imagine how bad it would be in the actual games.

      • Allen

        PlayStation has had some awesome cross platform play with PC. Portal 2, Dust 514, DC Universe, Rocket League and Street Fighter V. I’m sure there have been others too, it most certainly isn’t some fad or whatever you are trying to say.

        • CRZYSPZ

          They didn’t have many games cross-network, while there was a decent amount it wasn’t alot. It was a fad the first time around, hopefully now it wont be.

          • Allen

            How can you say that? Do you even realize how big these titles are I’m talking about?

            You acting like now that Xbox is going to do it it’s all of a sudden a big thing and here to stay. Dude PlayStation has been doing this for years, xbox fans are just now going to get a taste of what Sony has been doing for a very long time and it wasn’t no fad.

            fad
            noun

            an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.

            It was never short lived, you are completely wrong and are just trying to downplay this because it was PlayStation that first did it and has been doing it for years.

          • CRZYSPZ

            I am not downplaying anything.

            Rocket League and Street Fighter V are both extremely new titles for this “cross-networking” phase of gaming. Those other games you listed, not a single one (other than Portal 2) would be even known by a casual gamer.

            I know what those other games are, but that doesn’t mean everyone else does.

            I always thought cross networking was a big deal, but it hasn’t been utilized as one until really Rocket League. Stop trying to put words in my mouth.

            When I say “fad first time around” I’m referencing games like Final Fantasy XI, Shadowrun, etc. Those were released in a completely different time frame, so yes, it was a fad at one point. Just like 3D was once a fad and still might be.

            Also, are you saying there was an extravagant amount of cross network games that were released? If you’re saying that DC Universe Online and Dust 514 (I’ll even throw in Planteside 2 for you) are the best of what is offered with cross networking currently, then there’s an issue. Like I’ve said, Street Fighter, Rocket League, and almost even Portal are household names. Big games. Those other two are not. I’m not saying they’re not good games, I’m just saying they’re not what cross-network play needs to prove that it’ll live on.

            So how about you stop being a fanboy and actually listen to what I’m saying for Christ sake? You’re being a complete ass for no reason. Just because I have an Xbox avatar as my profile pic doesn’t mean I don’t love PS, Nintendo, or PC gaming (because I do!)

          • Allen

            You absolutely are trying to downplay it. Dude Portal 2 is a huge game and Dust 514 is in the Eve universe and did cross platform play like no other cross platform before. The PS3 gamers in Dust 514 directly effected the universe on the PC in Eve online and PS3 gamers could request orbital strikes from PC gamers to help change the tide of the land battle.

            Alien Breed
            Atomic Ninjas
            Backgammon Blitz (Vita and PS4)
            BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND
            DC Universe Online (PS3/PS4)
            Deathmatch Village (PS3/Vita)
            Dead or Alive 5 (Ps3/Vita)
            DiveKick
            Dragon’s Crown (PS3/Vita)
            Duke Nukem 3d Megaton Edition (PS3/Vita)
            Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (PS4/Vita/PS3)
            Final Fantasy XIV (PS3/PS4)
            God Eater 2: Rage Burst
            Guilty Gear Xrd
            Gundam Breaker 2
            Helldivers (PS4/PS3/Vita)
            Hustle Kings (PS4/PS3/Vita)
            Invokers Tournament
            MotorStorm RC (PS3/Vita)
            Natural Doctrine
            Nidhogg
            Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4/Vita)
            Playstation All Stars Battle Royal (PS3/Vita)
            Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (PS3/Vita)
            Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault / Q-force (PS3/Vita)
            Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PS3/PS4/Vita)
            Spelunky (PS4/Vita) or (PS3/Vita)
            Street Fighter x Tekken (PS3/Vita)
            Switch Galaxy Ultra
            Terraria (PS4/PS3/Vita)
            Toukiden Kiwami (PS4/Vita)
            Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PS4/PS3/Vita)
            When Vikings Attack (PS Vita/PS3)
            Wipeout HD/ Wipeout 2048/ 2048 DLC (PS3/Vita)
            Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge

            One’s which might have but i’m not sure:

            DW8 Empires on PS3 and 4?
            Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom

            Games with Cross features:
            Guacamelee (PS3/Vita) – Vita can be used as another controller, but only displays map
            Worms Revolution (PS3/Vita) – Has a crossgifting system

            What you need to do is stop acting like cross platform is something new. It’s old news to PlayStation gamers dude, it wasn’t a fad it has always been an edge that PlayStation has had, until now Microsoft has been complete ass holes, probably them losing so much marketshare is why they are doing it. So really just like the free games with XBL now you can also thank Sony fans for cross platform play.

            You are the one trying to downplay the greatness that is PlayStation. Cross platform is obviously not a fad when there are so many big names and so many other titles all doing it. There is no fanboy about it, cross platform has been around a long time and was never a fad.

          • CRZYSPZ

            All the PS3/PS4/Vita games you just mentioned aren’t cross networking… they are all under PSN.

            I’m talking PSN/Xbox Live/Nintendo Online/Steam/Origin to one another.
            Is it cool you can play games from PS3 to Vita or Xbox 360 to Xbox One? Sure, but that’s NOT what I’m talking about here.

            You’re being a blind fanboy here. I never downplayed what Playstation has done WITH Rocket League and Street Fighter V, but that doesn’t mean the past games are big. Sure, does DCU, Planetside 2, and Dust 514 have healthy online communities? Mostly. Are they huge benchmark games that make cross-networking look like the biggest deal ever? No.

            Street Fighter V, Rocket League, and Portal 2 are what cross-networking needs more of, big titles like those. I never said Portal 2 wasn’t a big title, so how about you get that sh*t out of here?

            “You are the one trying to downplay the greatness that is PlayStation.”
            Shuhei would be ashamed of you. I respect the PlayStation platform and will never forget all the fun I’ve had on it, but that still doesn’t change FACTS.

            Dust 514, DC Universe Online, and Planetside 2 are not Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Mortal Kombat, Uncharted, Halo, The Last of Us, Gears of War, Super Smash Bros, Battlefield, Rocket League, Street Fighter, Pokemon, Half-Life, EA Sports, Grand Theft Auto, Civilization, The Sims, Final Fantasy (which XIV is cross-network FYI, another recent darling that’s helping push the lifespan of this feature), etc.

            You need to learn the difference between “cross-networking” and “cross-platform”

          • Allen

            Cross platform is cross platform. If it’s PS3 to PS4 or PC to PS3 or PC to PS4 or whatever, PlayStation has been doing it for a long time. It wasn’t some fad, it’s old news to PS gamers.

            Counter Strike was also going to be PC/PS3 cross platform but glad they killed that one off since PC had an advantage with controls.

            I am absolutely not being a fanboy, you absolutely are. It doesn’t matter how you want to spin it, PlayStation has done a great job with cross platform for a very long time.

            Also even within the same network, I find it awesome that PS4 gamers get to play with both PS3 and PS Vita owners. It’s another bonus on top of the awesome PC/PS3 or PC/PS4 games we have cross platform.

            Dust 514, DC Universe Online, and Planetside 2 are absolutely great big titles. I can’t believe you would try to say they aren’t because they are.

            Why you think Indie game Rocket League is huge and those aren’t is beyond me. Just proof of you being biased and a fanboy downplaying PlayStation’s accomplishments.

            You need to learn that PlayStation has both cross network and cross platform.

            and while you are at it you can realize that PS3, PS Vita and PS4 are all different platforms.

          • CRZYSPZ

            Are you really asking why Rocket League is considered huge but not games like DCU and Dust? Really? Have you been under a rock the past couple years?

            And cross-platform and cross-network are two completely different things.. You’re bringing something I never mentioned into your fanboyish argument. Cross-platform is cool, but it’s not as big as cross-networking

            If you noticed, I haven’t trash talked the PlayStation AT ALL. You’re just putting words in my mouth.
            Also,
            “You need to learn that PlayStation has both cross network and cross platform.”
            I never said it didn’t and even agreed it did.

            My god, it’s like talking to a brick wall. Just because I’m not praising Sony for everything they do that automatically makes me a fanboy? Okay, then that makes you a quadruple fanboy.

            I want you to quote me EXACTLY where I was treating the PlayStation like it’s a second rate console. Oh wait, YOU CAN’T. Maybe because, unlike you, I’m more than willing to play on all platforms (the way gaming should be done when online walls and exclusives are in place).

          • Allen

            You just sit there and keep acting like Cross platform/cross network on PS3 and PS4 is a fad and that it isn’t really done until xbox has now done it. lol You don’t see how you are being a blind and biased fanboy?

            Yes Rocket League is an amazing game but you are acting like DC Universe and Dust 514 are no name games. They are huge, DC Universe spanned PC, PS3, PS4 and soon Xbox, Dust 514 evolved cross platform like no other before it and Portal is one of the biggest games there are.

            You have trash talked PlayStation. By saying that everything up until now was a fad which is total bull shit. PlayStation has been doing this for years, it wasn’t a fad, PlayStation ushered in the era and lead the way. You are welcome.

          • CRZYSPZ

            I never said the that Playstation cross-networking as a whole was a fad. I said “cross-networking” has been a fad and that I hope it doesn’t turn into a fad again. There are barely any games that are cross-play (let’s just use that mutual term) with another service.

            Sure PSN players can play some games between PS4/PS3/Vita, Xbox Live players can play games (or will be able to play them) between Xbox One/360/Windows 10 games. Now, there are a few games where PS can play with PC (which is great, but there aren’t many) and there’s only one (that I can think of) that Xbox still supports that is”cross-networking” is Final Fantasy XI (which is going down this summer, I think).

            Now, is it not true that there are not that many games that allow users to play on DIFFERENT online services? It is.

            Now, is it not true that Sony and MS seem to be doing very well at making “cross-networking” relevant again? Yes, it is.

            Is it true that “cross-networking” can be very big? Of course, but only if developers/publishers allow it to be.

            It’s not the fact Rocket League is great (which it and DCU are, I haven’t played Dust 514 but my roommate has played it a couple times in front of me on his PS3), it’s the fact Rocket League is a much more popular title. I’m not debating about quality here, like I’ve said numerous times, I’m debating on popularity. If there aren’t enough popular games coming to “cross-networking”, it may never grow to it’s full potential, that’s all I was saying.

            This is why I’m getting pissed. Because you’re taking my words and twisting them to sound like I’m some twisted evil fanboy villain. I’m not. I’m just saying that I want “cross-networking” to be relevant, but if publishers/developers don’t allow it to be, then it may just die down again. It’s never been gone, but it hasn’t been HUGE (other than obviously Final Fantasy XIV, Portal 2, RL, and SFV which are great, but that’s not a huge list to go off of).

            Can you at least agree that there aren’t a lot of “cross-network” games available at the moment? Because I feel like you’re completely missing the point of what I’m saying.

            EDIT:
            I see your confusion is coming from when I said:
            “There have been a few cross-play games with PC, but that fad died up until recently with the Xbox division, while Playstation had been back to it a bit earlier.”

            You do realize I’m saying the Xbox division only recently got back into cross-play and that PS was earlier on it, right? That’s not trashing Sony in any way…. it’s actually me giving them props…..

          • Allen

            Just because Rocket League is digital crack doesn’t mean anything.

            Cross networking isn’t a fad. Again here’s the definition. Please try reading it and understanding it this time.

            fad
            noun

            an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.

            (1) Intense and widely shared enthusiasm.
            *Thank you for considering Sony’s accomplishments this.

            (2) Short-lived and without basis in objects qualities.

            * It wasn’t short lived. It never died. It’s never stopped living, it’s continued and it’s grown. Evolving and proving it’s capabilities.

            Games have never stopped being released evolving on PlayStations Cross Network and Cross Platform gaming.

            Moving on now

            (A) You are again insulting PlayStation. Cross Networing has never not been relevant. It only has not been relevant for xbox since Microsoft are a bunch of ass holes that didn’t want to open their system up. They have been criticized of this multiple times in the past when it comes to light that PlayStation is enjoying this feature.

            (B) I believe what you are trying to say is that Cross Networking can be an amazing thing if developers and publishers go through the steps to make it happen. Not everyone has done what Sony has so yes, it would be fantastic if developers and network providers would work together to ensure that this can happen. I would love to game with Xbox gamers, would be a great way to settle some arguments and bring more peace to gaming.

            (C) A game doesn’t need to be as big as Rocket League to be an amazing top notch game. Now you are dissing all those that have come before and that’s just low.

            (D) I will absolutely agree that there are not a lot of cross networking games.

            (E) It sounded like you were saying that PlayStation cross network was just a fad and only now that xbox is in the game it is gaining it’s true form which of course is not the case.

            (F) It’s been a fun conversation, glad to see you aren’t a total troll. You made the good list!

          • CRZYSPZ

            A.) I am not insulting Playstation. You just misunderstood what I said.

            B.) It could be a great way to game, but I am also afraid that matches will become toxic due to fanboys. I really hope not.

            C.) I agree, a game doesn’t have to be as big as Rocket League to be a good game. I never said DCU or Dust 514 weren’t good games, I only said they weren’t major games. There’s a major difference right there.

            D.) Glad we agree on this, I was just trying to make the point that cross-networking needs to improve on number of games in order to survive. Is it a good service currently? Of course. Is anywhere close to it’s full potential? No and I’m highly disappointed by it, I’m just hoping that Microsoft, Sony, Steam, etc. can truly bring it at least close to full potential (although I doubt Nintendo will join in, would be nice though).

            E.) I definitely don’t think that PS cross-networking is a fad, but I think the whole idea was a fad because there has been so little support. That’s what makes point 2 on your definition debatable. Sure, there has been continued support of cross-network play, but there has been so little of it that it’s almost non-existent (to a point). We may be seeing 1 to 2 games tops that support cross-network play with Playstation and Steam (if even). It’s not necessarily dead, but it almost is, you know what I mean?

            F.) I’m not a troll at all, glad to hear I at least made the good list. I love gaming and the fact a feature like this is barely supported with two of the biggies (Steam and PS) already taking part in it, it makes me worried. I’m hoping that with Microsoft stepping out and lending a hand, that’ll kick everyone (not just MS, Sony, or Steam) into gear. We can hope.

          • Allen

            (A) We certainly had to hurdle over a lot but I think we can agree there was a miscommunication here.

            (B) I’m curious to know if we would even know when playing with xbox gamers. I think there would be some engineering challenges and am not sure if we could even be in a party together (probably not) and such.

            (C) I disagree but let’s just agree to disagree here. DC Universe is a huge game, Dust 514 didn’t really take off, I personally didn’t like the style. If you are going to have to pay for vehicle drops Planetside 2 did a better job.

            (D) Yeah, Nintendo doesn’t push much in the hardware department which effects multi platform games and their network is shit IMO.

            (E) I don’t feel the same way. With Portal 2 being 2011, Dust 514 being 2013 and DC Universe being a PS4 launch title + Rocket League & STV I feel like PlayStation just keeps delivering cross network. No it’s not anywhere that you and I want it to be but it’s there and it keeps coming. Hopefully we see good things with what’s developing here.

            (F) No you aren’t a troll. I’ll remember you dude and try not to make assumptions when I see your posts. Have a good one dude.

    • Dennis

      It’s been illegal to ‘own’ another human being for a very long time. :P

      • CRZYSPZ

        Depends the country:P lol

  • Tga215

    Wow that’s really awesome

  • xxhighcxx

    Oh my god could you imagine all of the fanboy trolls from this site all being in the same rocket league match?! The world may just collapse.

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