Rocket League‘s proposed cross-platform online play between Xbox One and PS4 users is now completed and could be up and working in just a few hours, according to Psyonix’s Vice President, Jeremy Dunham.
Speaking to IGN, Dunham spoke about the studio’s continuous work to make online play between the two heavyweight consoles viable, claiming that cross-play could potentially be hours away but that SONY would need to approve the idea first. “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”, says Dunham. “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.”
Psyonix’s V.P made it clear that he didn’t feel SONY we’re holding up cross-play out of sheer reluctance to make such a big move, instead, insisting that it was merely SONY’s need to make sure everything was in place on its end before committing.
“Sony’s such a big company that I’m sure it takes a while for them to figure out what it is that the roadblocks are, what sort of issues they might run into with other titles, any number of things that I can’t even begin to speculate on. We definitely ask them for updates often, and we’re still very confident that they’re eventually going to open those doors and welcome us in, but we also are really understanding that it’s going to take a while especially given all the ramifications of everything.”.