Rocket League’s Psyonix has laid the blame with Sony for a lack of cross-platform play between Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.
“The honest answer is PlayStation has not yet granted us permission [for cross-platform play]” Jeremy Dunham, VP of publishing at Psyonix, told Polygon. “We are hopeful that being able to play cross network is still something we can go for, we think we’ve been big champions of this for the last two years trying to get people behind the idea… we believe it’s the future of the industry, and we’re hopeful that maybe the community and the media can actually help get around the idea of pushing it forward and doing what we can to make it reality. It’s our dream.”
Dunham continued to say that Psyonix, who runs its own matchmaking servers, has had to fall in line with Microsoft’s “most complex” security requirements for cross-platform play. In the end, adding PS4 to the mix would be as simple as pushing a button.
“The only thing that we know is that we can’t do it yet,” Dunham said. “I can tell you this: From Psyonix, we would do whatever we would need to do to make it possible to be cross-network play with all the other platforms and PlayStation 4. They just need to tell us what that is.”
PS4 players, now is the time to petition Sony for change.