Today marks a “historic moment in multiplayer gaming” according to Rocket League developer Psyonix, as Rocket League’s cross-play functionality is being implemented.

Though cross-play between PS4 and PC has been available for some time now, Rocket League stands as the first and only game to allow cross-play between Xbox One and PC (that doesn’t include streaming from and Xbox One to PC).

warthog RL

Rocket League was at the crux of a groundbreaking discussion in April which got rumors swirling that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 would receive cross-play in the near future. This came after Microsoft announced Rocket League would be the first cross-platform game to be available between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC’s, with Xbox Europe boss Agostino Simonetta saying, “Any title that wants to update their game to include cross-network play, any title that wants to launch soon and take advantage of that, we are ready.” So far no additional information about the two console powerhouses collaborating via multiplayer has been provided.

Psyonix also announced today that almost 2 million people have played Rocket League on Xbox One since launch day in February. Note that this number does not mean that 2 million copies of the game have been purchased for Xbox One.

Players that wish to take part in cross-play when it goes live at 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST today will simply have to check a box in the options menu allowing PC players to take part in matchmaking.

“We’re really excited to bring Xbox One and PC players closer together,” Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham said in a statement. “Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft’s new cross-network policies, w”re proud to give it to them.”


About The Author

Evan W
Senior Staff Writer/Review/Editorial Writer

Evan discovered gaming with Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis and never looked back. He has spent the last 20 years criss-crossing genres and platforms, and is an equal opportunity rager, breaking consoles and PCs alike. If you spent summer days off from middle school playing classic PC shooters instead of developing a tan and social skills, you've got a friend in him. Mom might not understand the pain of being "180NOSCOPEWTFPWNED, SON!", but he does. Oh, he does.