Psyonix, the developers behind the hot car-football game Rocket League, still hasn’t stopped trying to talk to Sony about allowing cross-platform multiplayer. PS 4 players are the only ones that are separated from the rest. Psyonix is in daily contact with Sony representatives, but so far, they’ve had no luck.
For some reason, Sony is adamantly against letting PlayStation 4 owners cross-play with other platforms. They say it is because they’re defending their user base from harassment or something to that effect. However, that hasn’t stopped Psyonix, the people that made Rocket League, from trying to get Sony to cooperate and let their customers enjoy cross-platform multiplayer.
One of the developers, Jeremy Dunham, told Endgadget that, ever since Rocket League launched, at least one person from Psyonix has been in touch with PlayStation on a daily basis. They’ve talked about cross-platform multiplayer has come up several times, but, unfortunately, they haven’t had any luck yet.
There have been slight variations on how it’s been presented to us, but essentially it’s the same answer. It’s ‘not right now’ or ‘It’s something we’ll consider.’ That’s paraphrasing, but there hasn’t been any movement.
Meanwhile, when Psyonix approached Nintendo, they got the green light the same day. Microsoft took about a month to come around, and Rocket League became their first game to have cross-network play. There’s no sign of Sony budging, though.
Dunham also expressed some concerns that PlayStation’s lack of cooperation might harm Rocket League in the long run. He compared cross-network play with connective tissue. According to him, if Sony doesn’t make a move, the game might lose a portion of its play base once the new generation of consoles rolls out. Some might choose to go over to PlayStation 4 from Xbox or the Nintendo Switch and lose cross-platform play. Hopefully, Sony will see reason soon.