Nintendo Went To Psyonix To Bring Rocket League to Switch

Psyonix further added that cross-platform play is not a rocket-science that will take years of time to develop and release.

Not only that, but Microsoft has been working more on its Play Anywhere initiative between Xbox One and PC owners, and games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Crackdown will continue to support that in the near future, assuring success for games to come. However, it wasn't long before it was confirmed that Rocket League cross play would not include PS4. "We've got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base". The big question now is "how will Rocket League run?" The inference from Sony being that allowing cross-platform play would put players at risk. "Sony is such a good partner for us".

Dunham reiterated that if this is something that the community is clamouring for, they need to be vocal about it.

Clearly the company is putting a lot of effort bringing numerous legendary Nintendo brands to Switch but also getting popular titles, that fit the Switch narrative, from other platforms. Sony, sitting comfortably ahead of their rivals in the current sales war, had no new major hardware to promote, instead settling on promoting an equally solid and uninspiring slate of upcoming blockbusters. "Frankly, through the parental controls on Xbox Live and everything we've done, we've shown that's very important to us as a platform", he continued.

The Switch lends itself to competitive local multiplayer and having the console version of Federation Internationale de Football Association on the go would lead to many pulling out their Switches to see who really is the king of the pitch.

Speaking to Gamasutra previous year, Sony Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida commented on cross-platform play on PC, saying, "because PC is an open platform it's much more straightforward". If we can pass that, we can pass any of the other security protocols.

So why would Sony tell them no? He was recently in an interview with Giant Bomb and he said that Ryan's Comments aren't healthy enough for anyone, both the company and the users. From the top CEO of the company down, if you talked to Satya [Nadella, Microsoft's CEO] he would say "I understand, we need to invest in content in the gaming space". Switch owners have been asking for a Rocket League port since the console first launched, and now they'll be getting their wish.

  • Carolyn Briggs