A Possibly Big Step For The Industry
By: Ricardo Suarez
It’s possible the days of multiplayer console segregation may be coming to an end. Well, at least for Rocket League. Vice President of Psyonix Jeremy Dunham has spoken to gaming site IGN about a potentially game-changing feature: Cross-Network play.
According to Dunham, the feature could arrive any second. When speaking to IGN, Dunham had this to say:
“[W]e’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.”
If Sony approves this, then this will be huge. Rocket League could potentially start an ecosystem where there is no longer a split between PlayStation and Xbox multiplayer and instead have a way to allow anyone to play a game with whoever they want despite their console of choice.
But will Sony allow this groundbreaking feature to come to light? Dunham seems very optimistic for the feature. This is what he had to say on the subject:
“At the risk of sounding naïve, I do think it will happen. Whether or not it’ll be soon is another question. The sooner the better for us, and for our fans, and fans of other games…”
I for one hope that this becomes a reality. This can only be good for the gamers and the community. Will this be a good business decision for Sony though? We will have to wait and see for their response to find out the answer.
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