Rocket League Developers Reveal Nintendo Approached Them Regarding Switch Port

Rocket League will be released on the Switch before the end of the year, and better yet it'll have cross-network play between the Steam and Xbox One versions of the game. In a recent interview with VentureBeat, developers at the studio expressed their frustration at Sony's continued refusal to make the PS4 version of Rocket League capable of playing with other consoles, with studio big wig Jeremy Dunham saying that having players on all platforms able to play with each other is their dream.

It's a bit of a head scratcher all around. One key difference is that whereas the Xbox One suffered for being more expensive and marginally underpowered in comparison to its PlayStation 4 rival, the Xbox One X is set to smash the US$399 (RM1,700) PS4 Pro for power by an order of magnitude, if developers choose to go that route.

Yesterday we reported that Psyonix's incredibly popular Rocket League is, in fact, coming to Switch and that it has cross-platform support (meaning multiplayer against people on other platforms). Both don't work cross-platform with PlayStation. Even so, it is taxing on hardware due to the complex physics engine used for the large ball that players are competing to charge into the goal post. What is actually going on here? We've done it in the past.

Eurogamer: Well, you must see that PlayStation owners are upset.

Nintendo's annual E3 Direct livestream had its share of surprises and plenty for Switch owners to look forward to.

"I'm really happy just as a gamer - let alone working for the company - that crossplatform play is possible", Scibetta said. "We've got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base". You have a Samsung Galaxy and I have an iPhone. "That's all we need to do". "Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after, it's something we have to think about very carefully".

The excuse is rather flimsy.

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