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Rocket League will get cross-platform party support later this year

Since cross-platform play was enabled, Rocket League players have been able to play with each other, but there hasn’t been an established form of voice communication. Psyonix is looking to fix that in 2018.

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322d ago
3-4-5322d ago

this will get me to buy it again. I just bought it about 3-4 weeks ago on PC and this game is amazing.Can't believe I waited so long to get it.

I'll buy it for XB1 for sure and most likely Switch as well, because then I can play with my brothers as well.

PressXtoBacon322d ago

I've been playing on PS but all my buddies have it on Xbox. I've been missing out on them for too long

Septic322d ago

Very nice! Hopefully it supports voice chat. Good news :)

Kribwalker322d ago

Not all good news yet

“Cross-platform party support will allow players to create parties and play with those on other platforms, but there’s still no word as to whether Sony will play ball. ”

Septic322d ago

Sony may allow it with PC though. Here's hoping!

ZeroX9876322d ago

Having bought the game on PS4 first then PC afterwards just to play with friends of another platform, Cross-Platform invites would be freaking awesome!!!!

I don't see any reasons why Sony wouldn't let this one go.

I'm just hoping they don't remove the cross-play with PC since "Technically" they couldn't control the exposure that children would have through the In-game chat box. Maybe Jim Ryan wasn't all that serious about what he said back then and just said it as a good excuse, but if he was serious, maybe we'll lose that privilege when this comes in motion.

Again FFXIV offers PC/PS4 text chat, so maybe it's a question of what the online age rating of a game is?

sprinterboy322d ago

Someone read it correctly, will Sony play ball

Septic322d ago

"I don't see any reasons why Sony wouldn't let this one go. "

Yeah I dont imagine Sony have an issue with cross-platform on PC. Sony only really doesn't want to play ball with Xbox. I imagine the feature will be enabled to allow people to form parties as follows:

PC/PS4

PC/Xbox/Switch

ZeroX9876322d ago

@Septic
You're probably right on that one, and that's too bad. Would love to be able to play with my friend via my PS4 and his switch!
But still, would be better than nothing. Lots of the competitive RL community plays on PC, so having full cross-play with PC would be just good enough for me. Not the best scenario, but good enough.

TheCommentator322d ago

I think it's sad that Sony won't allow crossplay with other consoles. They say they're 4 the players, but think of the children!!! Lamest excuse ever. It's 4 the control, not the players or the children.

I don't play on the PS4, but if Sony cares this much about controlling the online experience for the sake of the children then I can only imagine that PSN must feel like the Disney channel! No swearing, no violence... just sunshine and rainbows and unicorns!

sampsonon322d ago

they won't, and i don't blame them.

ziggurcat322d ago

Last I checked, PS4 had crossplay with PC, Krib. It seems the author has also forgotten that fact.

This isn't a PS4/Xbox crossplay article.

j15reed321d ago

Who cares I say any game that wants cross-play amongst multiple platforms just leave Sony out let them play with only Sony players and let the rest of us play together.

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sampsonon322d ago

@TheCommentator: "I think it's sad that Sony won't allow crossplay with other consoles. They say they're 4 the players, but think of the children!!! Lamest excuse ever. It's 4 the control, not the players or the children. "

it's called business. why would the leader of the console market (sony) make it easier for people to not have to buy their console in order to play with friends that own other competitors consoles? lol
kind of like asking McDonalds to serve Whoppers in their restaurants. you want a Whopper then go to Burger King. otherwise what would you like to order?

subtenko322d ago

They've been doing cross play with PC since last gen....

gangsta_red322d ago

"why would the leader of the console market (sony) make it easier for people..."

So much wrong with that statement.

This is just for Rocket League and it doesn't seem to be affecting Switch or Xbox sales with this feature.

Why wouldn't Sony allow this for a third party dev? This would benefit them and Sony would still not lose any sales dlc, mt or anything else since they would still be purchased on PSN.

And Sony is allowing it for PC and I don't see any PC sales skyrocketing because people are choosing the PC over PS4.

"...you want a Whopper then go to Burger King. "

But rocket league is on all platforms.

Brian7655492322d ago

PS4 sales are going to stagnate because a game that came out years ago is going to allow crossplay? That is a huge stretch to say the least.

It's too late this generation to have any impact on hardware sales to matter either way for such a small feature that will likely be used seldomly.

ZeroX9876322d ago

that's one of the many reasons why I love PC gaming. Everyone is welcome, I'm not like "Oh so you're running an AMD processor and not Intel?!?!?! Screw you!!!!!!".

But again, I can totally understand that sales is the main factor of consoles cross-play rejections by Sony. And no, Sony is NEVER going to say directly "It's to make sure we make more sales than the competition by forcing you guys to buy our hardware to play with others on our hardware only". This is what's happening, but it would be BAD PR if they ever said this in an interview.

I find it funny that all PS4 owners here are mono-console owners and ALL doesn't have any friends whatsoever that has another gaming platform. I guess I'm one of the rare multi hardware owners on this site.

sampsonon322d ago

@subtenko: pc's aren't a direct competitor

sampsonon322d ago (Edited 322d ago )

@gangsta_red: man, you're making this too easy.

"This is just for Rocket League and it doesn't seem to be affecting Switch or Xbox sales with this feature." have you seen Xbox sales? and Nintendo doesn't have a vital online system so they depend on others to do it for them.

"Why wouldn't Sony allow this for a third party dev? This would benefit them and Sony would still not lose any sales dlc, mt or anything else since they would still be purchased on PSN."
question, if someone wants to play a third party game, or any game for that matter, with friends that play Destiny on their ps4's what is the only way they can do that? $$$ that's right they need to buy a ps4 which in turn means sony gets another console sold and that gives them even more momentum which means the friend of the friend that had to buy a ps4 in order to play with other friends needs to also buy a ps4. more consoles sold means more chances of their games selling, like Spider man.

"And Sony is allowing it for PC and I don't see any PC sales skyrocketing because people are choosing the PC over PS4."
I'm surprised i have to answer to this comment but... pc's aren't in direct competition with consoles. there isn't a pc company that makes their own games that are only playable on their pc.

Rocket league is crossplatform with the ps4 because, like i said above, pc's aren't in direct competition with the ps4.

sony has made all the rght moves that's why they are leading by so much. you want them to allow other consoles to connect to their console so people won't have to buy a ps4 in order to play with their friends right?
please do yourself a favor and never run your own business.

sampsonon322d ago (Edited 322d ago )

@ZeroX9876: "I find it funny that all PS4 owners here are mono-console owners and ALL doesn't have any friends whatsoever that has another gaming platform. I guess I'm one of the rare multi hardware owners on this site." my friends and family all own ps4's. my cousin bought an xbox one when it first launched and never complained about not being able to play with friends and family. he just purchased a ps4 and didn't cry about it. and in doing so he realized just how many great games sony has and never looked back.
and if we all owned all consoles then this wouldn't be a topic of discussion would it?

I own a pc for games can't play on my ps4. i don't own an xbox because of this reason, i can play all their games on my pc so why the hell would i waste my money on their console? i don't own a nintendo system because I'm an adult.

people want to buy a console for their exclusives. it just so happens that sony has the biggest veriety of console exclusives and some of the best third party deals. this is why i choose to be a ps4 owner and it's not my fault people chose to buy other consoles when their friends chose the ps4.

people want to play with their friends on the leading console then they have to buy that console which means $$$ for sony. why would you expect anything less from a "COMPANY"?

TheCommentator322d ago

@ Sampsonon

Answer: Because they already do that when they allow crossplay with PC.

The more important question is why would Sony have to outright lie about "protecting the children" if all it has to do with business? It's not like their lie even makes any sense, and they could have just been honest about their intent. Instead, they made it sound like connecting to XBL was going to expose their network to a bunch of pedophiles.

I'll reiterate my point: Sony is 4 the control. Still don't believe me? Look at your post where you confirm it as "just business", look at your defensive posture about my post, and tell me they're not controlling you already. LOL indeed, Sampsonon.

sampsonon321d ago (Edited 321d ago )

@TheCommentator: "@ Sampsonon

Answer: Because they already do that when they allow crossplay with PC.

The more important question is why would Sony have to outright lie about "protecting the children" if all it has to do with business? It's not like their lie even makes any sense, and they could have just been honest about their intent. Instead, they made it sound like connecting to XBL was going to expose their network to a bunch of pedophiles.

I'll reiterate my point: Sony is 4 the control. Still don't believe me? Look at your post where you confirm it as "just business", look at your defensive posture about my post, and tell me they're not controlling you already. LOL indeed, Sampsonon."

Defensive posture? telling it how it is is now being defensive?
and yes it is "just business" so get over it and stop crying about video games.

they don't control me they control the "business decisions" they make for "their" company.
If you don't like it then boo f -ing hoo :)
Sony doesn't owe you anything.

Realms321d ago

You people sound like broken records Sony doesn't want cross play with MS for the same reason MS didn't want cross play last gen. I personally don't care about this one way or another but it does seem to me that the loudest people crying about this are MS fanboys.

TheCommentator321d ago (Edited 321d ago )

@Sampsonon

I'll try one last time to clear things up for you, but for the record, you called me out and got sarcastic with me when I pointed out the truth about crossplay between consoles.

The thing is, "telling it like it is" is what I did when I mocked Sony for saying it was about children. You ignored the truth regarding Sony's lies about crossplay and made up your own excuses about it just being business instead. You would not have to lie about it if you didn't feel the need to get defensive. Sony already allows crossplay with PC, which doesn't make people have to buy a PS4 to play with friends, which defeats the whole point of the excuse you made up in the first place.

You see, if you're going to make up stuff just to DEFEND Sony, it qualifies as a DEFENSIVE statement, and it sounds to me like they control you just fine if you can't see things clearly after this post. Anyways, I hope that explanation helps, and good day to you Sir!

Dragonscale321d ago (Edited 321d ago )

@sub since when has pc been a rival console company. Sony don't want PlayStation associated with xbox in any way and who can blame em.

sampsonon321d ago

@TheCommentator "The thing is, "telling it like it is" is what I did when I mocked Sony for saying it was about children. You ignored the truth regarding Sony's lies about crossplay and made up your own excuses about it just being business instead. You would not have to lie about it if you didn't feel the need to get defensive. Sony already allows crossplay with PC, which doesn't make people have to buy a PS4 to play with friends, which defeats the whole point of the excuse you made up in the first place."

i have no control over what Sony says as to why they don't want crossplay.

second, Sony doesn't want crossplay because they want people to buy their console in order to play with their friends isn't a lie it's a fact.

and like i said before pc's aren't in direct competition with Sony because Sony isn't in the pc market.
people that are so called "pc gamers" never buy consoles, it doesn't matter what their friends preferred choice of platform they play on. where as console gamers have choices in what console they will buy depending on what most of their friends are playing on.

"You see, if you're going to make up stuff just to DEFEND Sony, it qualifies as a DEFENSIVE statement, and it sounds to me like they control you just fine if you can't see things clearly after this post. Anyways, I hope that explanation helps, and good day to you Sir!"

first of all "Sir", telling you that Sony doesn't want crossplay because of "business" decisions has nothing to do with defending them blindly it has to do with reading comments you and others have made thinking Sony should take a loss in revenue because people, like you, who decided to buy an xbox/switch somehow feel "ENTITLED" to play games with friends that own a ps4. Sony owes you nothing. they are a "business" not your friends and they, like all successful businesses, only care about the bottom line. if you think Sony should be forced into crossplay because a few people now feel they made the wrong decision in console because they can't play with their friends? you "sir" are dreaming.

you keep saying sony owns me? why because i happen to understand why a company makes smart "business" decisions? just stop because you're embarrassing yourself.

take care

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slavish0322d ago

But wait do sonys stackholders think 🤔?

Prince_TFK322d ago (Edited 322d ago )

Aka the N4G crowd.

Dragonscale321d ago

What I really don't understand is why all the fanatx are so obsessed with playing with people on PS4. Ah yes of course, its another schtick to bash Sony with.

LMFAO.