Rocket League's Jeremy Dunham also talks about the game's achievements.
I'd say it had more to do with the deal they had with Sony than the size of the team seeming how the architecture is so similar between the systems this seems like a bit of a cop out answer
When they say their team size was small, they meant they could only focus on One console at a time. Working simultaneously for both would hace cause RL to release way later maybe in the holidays and more money
Yeah, I would believe that if they actually said that at the time, instead of championing it as if it is an exclusive. That said, I'm glad Xbox One gamers are getting this supposed gem.
@dothnate "That said, I'm glad Xbox One gamers are getting this supposed gem." Supposed? It is a gem...it might even be the best multiplayer 'sports' game of 2015 IMHO. ^^coming from a guy who generally dislikes multiplayer games.
@donthate Don't hate.
Yeah, i'll pass
Nobody forcing you whatsoever. Missing out though... ;)
Game looks intense. Personally, I can't wait.
Good let him pass, I'm sure his Xbox one has other great games... kinda /s??
Most addictively fun game of 2015. Your loss.
Have fun not playing one of the best games this gen because of your allegiance to a plastic box.
Is that you Crap Gamer?
Except there was no deal with Sony. People just assume that because it was console exclusive. There are plenty of console exclusives on PS4 that Sony was never involved in.
That's just simply not true. Any time a developer releases an exclusive, they are narrowing potential sales regardless of platform. All platforms is still more than the lead platform no matter how much of a lead that platform has. I.e. 60 million gen8 console sales... Sure around 38-40 of that is ps4 but there are still 20+ million X1 owners and that's still a lot of sales that can be potentially lost by exclusivity. No business cuts off potential income just for the love of a brand. They all get something out of it. Sucker Punch and Naughty Dog for example are basically bought and paid for by Sony or Sony provides a lot of financial support for development and marketing. The exceptions being small studios that don't have the manpower to do multiple builds at once. They would be forced to choose which platform goes first in which case the one with the bigger install base is priority... Hence why rocket league hit ps4 first. More market saturation betters your odds for success.
It was free on PS4 no? How could there not be a deal? Surely you can't be that naive...
@kiwi It was free with PS+ like many other games. Doesn't mean Sony had an exclusive agreement...
@u4one You seem like you are disagreeing with me and then agree with me in your last paragraph... The reason they give for it being on Xbox One is because they are a small team.
Sony has a lot of exclusives from japan, which get localized in the west, which are exclusive with no deal involving Sony. They don't look for the potential sales on other consoles because they don't sell enough on those consoles when they tried to release games on it. Not all those games are of the indie sort, and some come close to AAA. The only time you see games such as that on the Xbox is when MS tries to get some sort of love in Japan...like with 5pb this gen, or some SE stuff last gen.
This is what u call defacto exclusive.. Get a lot of that on the ps4. Teams are small can only develop one platform at a time of course they go with the platform with 2:1 userbase over the other. Sony comes along sweetens the pot by saying lets make it a full yr exclusive with marketing support, etc. Best of both worlds for the dev team. Let's be honest here sonys curation team did a bang up job here they saw the potential in this game when no one even had a clue and brilliantly packaged it up with ps+ to give it maximum visibility. Adam Boye's team is rockin it.
The only deal we know of was for the game to be on PS+. Since PS allows crossplay with PC but most importantly other consoles. The developers most likely picked PC & PS4 to develop first with cross-play as MS wouldn't allow Xbox users to vs PS players, so only PS users can play PC users. Happened with many games before, so no doubt the same with Rocket League.
If it was about crossplay has something changed. If not it still shouldn't be on Xbox One. So unless this free on Xbox there was a deal. Even if that was based on it being free on PS Plus. If its free to play that's one thing. If its not Sony gave them money. Otherwise ever developer would make every game completely free because gaming is magic. Just looked it up, they now want $20 for a game that was free on PlayStation. I won't give them a dime. They put out a game and sold it to Sony cheap because they were unsure about how well it would sell. Now that its a huge hit they bring it to Xbox to cash in for themselves. They could have easily done all three. The team size excuse is nonsense, the architectures are almost the same. It was a matter of optimization. They won't cash in with me. Offer Microsoft the same deal Sony paid. Cash in on your next title.
@dcbronco "So unless this free on Xbox there was a deal." That A* logic... "Just looked it up, they now want $20 for a game that was free on PlayStation." Hmm the PC verison released at the same time.
Both the X1 and PS4 might have an x86 CPU that are essentially the same, the way you use the underlying OS and GPU is quite different. The Windows version was probably closer to the X1 version in the end than the PS4 version is (at least the engine), still it's not as simple as just a re-compile and it takes time, so no, it's not really a cop out answer...
LMAO, is this ***t free? Ahh no, Soccer Cars is extremely overrated for any price. This **** should be free. And, I still wouldn't play it.
True gamer right here. /s
@donthate Pc and ps4 players play together and we all know microsofts position on that hence why the xbox is last...
LOL! What deal with Sony? They're small team. They can't develop game simultaneously for more platforms. Instead, they choose PS4 because it's a lead console platform.
There was no deal with Sony... They released it on PC and PS4 1st so that they could ensure a large player base since PS4 and PC play together on the same servers. Xbox would not allow them to use those servers so they were a lower priority due to small dev team. Simple as that.
My support is a drop in the bucket. Nearly silly. We are told everyone's purchase or as in elections 'votes' count, yet I know if only a tiny fraction of people buy this game and I'm a part of it it will still be a failure. Even still, I will buy this game in spite getting it free on my PS4. I do believe in supporting developers if my pocket book allows. This will likely be a fair prices game and since I got the other free, I will buy it on XB1. I'm tired of all the hate XB1 gets. I love mine more than the PS4 right now...but SFV and Ratchet are hitting this year...Xbox you HAVE to find a way to have a game match Ratchet. WHY DONT YOU SECURE RIGHT TO CRASH AND BRING HIM BACK!! Sorry, got sidetracked there. Anyway, I did support the developers a little and picked up the preceding Rocket League on PS3. Thank you for bringing it to XB1. As silly as it may be, I appreciate it.
I have the ps4 version and sure will get the Xbox version as well.
Why would you do that? It makes no sense. Let's buy a game twice!! I understand supporting the artist but come on. You sir need a life
Seriously, Cooksauce. He probably got the PS4 version for free like most people who play it did. So, why not give them a little somethin somethin'? They deserve the support. And if he wants to give them the money, who are you to judge? It's his money, not yours. Sounds like you're the one that needs a life.
I got this game for PS4, but I also bought it for PC. The less framedrops the better in a competitive setting like this.
@cooksauce i do have a life actually i travel for work. i carry my consoles with me wherever i go, i play on my xbox a lot and whats wrong playing with my xbox friends with this game?
There is an error in the article. It says it releases April 17th but its actually releasing February 17th, this wednesday.
Lol at the downvote.
Hilarious that I got downvoted when I'm speaking the truth. Leave it to N4G
Could be phone users with large thumbs hitting it by mistake...
Glad they pulled it off. Now we need the Witness and Firewatch.
I'd rather have Towerfall Ascension. Easily the best mp game I played on ps4.
I read that both said they were planning on making XB1 versions of those games, so who knows?
Going to wait for free with gold.
Yeah, you wait. We haven't gotten a new release that didn't outright suck since idarb.
See you in 3+ years.
Great game although I'm not happy with the new ranking system, keeps putting me with quitters all the time even though I've never quit a match once plus I seem to have noobs on my side now where as the game was fine before the new ranking system, played 30 matches today and all have been random noobies on my team, I'm veteran and pretty good tbh,the gameplay fun I was having before is gone with the frustration of the new ranking system :(
call it a whim. but i dont think you like the new ranking system.
No buddy, ive platinum trophy , put many hrs in, but spent the best part of a day on sunday playing rocket league but just felt like the matching making was all over the place which wasnt a problem b4, still a great game but just having a moan
Sprinter "felt like the matching making was all over the place which wasnt a problem b4" It might be that earlier more experienced players have moved on and you only get matched with newbies. I have experienced this as well especially the quitters. PM your PS ID if you like, (I'm Pro level 25 at 90%. Lets whoop some a**! )
I'm just glad it's here! I thought it would take like 6 more months.
I dont care about this game on Xbox, already played it on PC. Maybe if they make it free but I wont buy it for another 20$. For those who never played it: Go ahead and play it with your friends, its really fun.
Where are the Xbox owners saying "eww an indie"! even though this was one of the best games of 2015.
There are none, that's where.
They stopped existing when they realised that they could get full achievements for the "indies", and realised that indies are actually good. At least I noticed they stopped complaining when Ori came out.
Pre downloaded on my xbox one.
I played it on PC and PS4 must admit Xbox one controller fit this game more than DS4
I played it on PS4 must admit DS4 controller fit this game perfectly.
I love the PS4 but the only thing ds4 fits perfectly are children hands
Elite Xbox controller shits all over regular Xbox one controller and DS4. DS4 analog rubber comes out after few weeks of use..cheap ass controller
Rubber has never came off my DS4 joysticks. I had an Elite controller.......didn't see the big difference everyone was talking about. Sold it for $135 two days later. My take on them. DS4 - I laugh evertime I hear someone say the rubber comes off there joysticks. Never happened to me. LOW battery life though, especially if you have a headset plugged in it as well. Its a 3.7 V 1000 mAh Li-ion battery which is weak. My Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 2500 mAh battery, to give you a sense on how Sony really never thought that out too much. I'd say it was a cost issue for them or something I'm sure. Elite - Yeah it has its bells and whistles that you will barley notice when you change something on the controller itself. Nothing game changing by any means. $150???? Which is the price of three regular DS4s or three X1 controllers. Three times the cost of a regular controller. Xbox One (regular) - Great battery life. Last four times longer than my DS4.
If he is such a fan of Xbox , why was xbox the last to get it . i get the small team concept, wild he's a fan but xbox gets the game last. JMO
I agree. Just comes off as a bit fake. and given MS own eagerness to do Xbox-PC cross play, and this devs decision to NOT go down that road with this game in the first place...I simply dont believe them. That said, I have heard good things about this game. If my friends on XBL dig it, Ill pick it up...otherwise I got a tonne of other games Im playing at the moment for my MP fix.
I definitely don't see any eagerness on MS' end for PC/Console cross play beyond MS' own first party games...considering there are multiple cases in which Sony supports cross play w/ PC on most third party games where it is possible seems like MS is pushing cross play w/in their own ecosystem (Win10+Xbox) & Sony is pushing cross play outside of theirs. Rocket League is a prime example, the devs have already said they'd love to do cross play across the board but only Sony is willing right now. As far as considering this guy to be some kind of closet MS hater, that seems off base to me. Sony simply reached out to more indie devs early on & they didn't have the parity clause that MS had. They are rectifying that now but by MS' own admission it was broken in the early goings, hence these early games being dev'ed for PC & PS4 first. Xbox didn't get it last because there is some hidden agenda, they got it last because of their own open agenda. You all are reading into a situation whose facts are already pretty plainly laid out. It's not some big conspiracy, its just how it shook out according to the communications that were made.
@jb227 "I definitely don't see any eagerness on MS' end for PC/Console cross play beyond MS' own first party games..." Your going to eat those words soon enough. "Rocket League is a prime example, the devs have already said they'd love to do cross play across the board but only Sony is willing right now." Thats actually false. Sony got in bed with the devs first and cross play was on the table. MS dont want to play nice with anythin PS related...had the dev come to MS first, this would be a non issue...however Ps gamers would only be doing cross play if a vita version came out in that instance.... "As far as considering this guy to be some kind of closet MS hater, that seems off base to me." Let me guess....you know this because its your dupe account? "Xbox didn't get it last because there is some hidden agenda" Calm your tits. nobody said that. but if a dev goes to sony first, cross play between PC and Xbox aint happening. Aside from the fact that PS leads xbox 2:1 in sales that makes the PS the safe bet...spare me the BS, please.
You dont have to apologize or explain yourself to anyone the game is good they know it, they begged for it , they'll buy it.
In my experience, people who doubt the veracity of someone's answer tend to need their integrity impugned. The game looks like great fun. I am excited for its release.
dont care about the xbox so remove it from the ps4 section thx.
this article is about the Xbox version so if you dont like that, stay out of xbox related threads.
What's wrong with everyone..Have you guys ever made a game before? do you guys know how hard it is to make a game for one console for small dev let alone 3 consoles.. Game got delayed coz of MS parity clause coz they wanted extra content for it.
Rocket League just didn't interest me. A gem?????? To who??? The guy that couldn't afford a $60 game all year???? If that was the case then by all means. But...... These are the games I got in 2015: - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - PS4 - Bloodborne - PS4 - The Witcher 3 - PS4 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - PS4 - Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - PS4 - Dying Light - PS4 - Just Cause 3 - PS4 - Life Is Strange - PS4 - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - PS4 - Rise of The Tomb Raider - Xbox One - Tomb Raider D.E. - Xbox One (Games with Gold) - The Order: 1886 - PS4 Now, can people see why this just didn't make my cut? Honostly, if you got all these games in 2015, would you have found time to put in some Rocket League? Your married by the way, one four year old child to take care of as well and a home to keep up with. Priorities. Rocket League just didn't make the cut.