If, like me, you’re patiently twiddling your thumbs waiting for the Rocket League cross-platform party support, then you’ve probably given up all hope by now. Thankfully, Psyonix has announced something to put a halt to its radio silence. Say hello to RocketID. What does that mean for the future of Rocket League cross-play on Xbox One, PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch? Let’s find out!
What Is the Rocket League RocketID?
In essence, Psyonix has merely re-branded the addition of the Rocket League cross-platorm party system so it now has a catchier, snazzier name. The RocketID system will serve as a code for you (and your friends) to input when you want to join parties across various consoles and platforms. It might even be the first step towards Sony’s resistance towards cross-play melting, should it prove successful.
When Is the Rocket League RocketID Release Date?
As of right now, the only release window we’ve been given is from a recent Psyonix news post. In it, the developers has apologized for the delay (the RocketID was originally meant to launch in August) and that we can expect the Rocket League cross-platform party support to launch some time in September. Though with the team still working on getting some of August’s promised update out the door, expect it to arrive in the latter half of September. However, all of this is still at the mercy of the various platform holders; first-party certification has yet to be approved.
Will I Be Able to Cross-Play on PS4?
Yes. But there’s a big if. Rocket League PS4 cross-platform party support will be available when playing PC players. As of writing, there are no plans in place for PS4 cross-play with either the Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. It appears that Sony hasn’t reversed its stance on cross-play, even in light of the recent Fortnite fiasco.