Rocket League’s developer Psyonix Studios has said it has already figured out how to enable cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will be the first to allow players on Xbox One to play with those on PC and with PC players already able to play against those on PS4, many have speculated that this will lead to the barriers between consoles eroding.
In an interview with GameSpot, Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham noted that while they have figured out the technology to make cross-console play possible, a deal still needs to be reached with Sony and Microsoft.
“The only thing we have to do now is sort of find out where we stand politically with everyone, and then it’s full steam ahead to finish the solution that we’ve already started,” he told the site.
“Technologically everything works, we’ve got it figured out, just a little bit of time to get everything up and running. Right now, excitement is the best way to put it. We just want to get in there and make it happen. Elation is probably another word I would use. We’re just excited.”
Microsoft has invited other networks, potentially including rival consoles, to open their networks to Xbox Live. Sony has responded by noting that it has allowed its games to engage with PC players for years and is open to negotiations with any interested third party as the company believes it’s a decision that should be made by content owners.
Hopefully, all of the parties involved can work something out.