At long last, Xbox and PC can duke it out in the Rocket League arenas.
When Rocket League launched on PC and PS4 last summer, cross-play between the two platforms was a key feature that kept the player base strong. When the game launched on Xbox One earlier this year, cross-play was missing from Microsoft platform. Today, Rocket League developer Psyonix revealed that Xbox gamers’ wait for cross-platform gaming is over.
“We’re really excited to bring Xbox One and PC players closer together,” said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. “Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft’s new cross-network policies, we’re proud to give it to them.”
Through public and private matches, Xbox players can now choose whether they want to team up or face off against players on Steam. If you’re skittish about playing against PC gamers, the developer has made an easy matchmaking toggle in the settings. For now, cross-play is relegated to one console versus PC players, but Psyonix says they have Xbox One and PS4 cross-play “figured out.”
According to Psyonix’s press release, Rocket League cross-play goes live on Xbox One and Steam PC starting at 3 p.m./6 p.m. ET.