Rocket League on PS4 joins the cross-platform cuddle party with Xbox One

Developer Psyonix has confirmed that cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One is totally a thing, with the game now included on the mega-exclusive guest list of Sony’s play-nice-with-others club next to Fortnite and… uh, Fortnite. It’s mega-exclusive, okay.

So that’s two, but two is more than one, and one is more than zero, and who even could have predicted this in 2015, anyway.

“Today’s announcement is an important one for us here at Psyonix,” the company explains in the press stuff. “Because we know how much our community has wanted full cross-platform support for quite some time. “It’s because of you, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place.”

Cross-platform play between PC, consoles, and even mobile devices is perhaps the industry’s most unexpected-but-omg-it’s-about-time innovation this generation, although Sony kept itself in cootie quarantine until the introduction of a beta program for “select third party content” back in September, starting with Fortnite – not exactly an unprecedented event, as cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One had been kind of, like, accidentally enabled a year before that already.

In the meantime, Microsoft has been much more open to cross-platform play, supporting the feature between Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch in a number of games, and promoting its free love policy with ads like this one. “All games should be cross play”, according to Xbox boss Mike Ybarra. “Gaming is diverse, if you only serve to bring joy to part of an audience then you are behind in many, many ways.”