It’s exciting times for console developments as we’re seeing new updated consoles more often, but also, there very well could be an agreement to open up cross-play between both competing brands, Microsoft and Sony. Now it appears that Rocket League’s development studio is gearing up for cross-play activation, but there is just one thing holding them up, Sony.
If you wanted to enjoy a video game with friends when it came to online gameplay, it normally meant that you both had to be playing the game on the same console. Now there has been some open discussions from both Microsoft and Sony on the potential of a cross-play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
This has gotten plenty of gamers and developers excited, but so far there has been no further news, until today when Psyonix vice president, Jeremy Dunham, brought up the discussion once again with IGN.
Apparently, Rocket League’s game development studio, Psyonix, is already preparing to open a cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Most surprisingly is that in order to activate this feature, it would only take the developers one business day.
“We’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem. It’d literally take a few hours to propagate throughout the whole world, so really we’re just waiting on the permission to do so.”
From what it appears, the ability to get these consoles to play nicely with one another isn’t very hard to do, but getting the companies to reach an agreement seems to be getting in the way.