Nintendo Went To Psyonix To Bring Rocket League to Switch

Rocket League announced for Switch with cross-network play

Minecraft and Rocket League are going to allow PC, Xbox One, and Switch gamers to play against one another, but Sony seems to loathe the idea, barring the PS4 version from cross-platform functionality.

The extremely popular car-football title Rocket League will get an additional fan base later this year when it releases on the Nintendo Switch. Rocket League will only bolster the Nintendo Switch's already strong library of super fun multiplayer games when it comes out later this year. If we can pass that, we can pass any of the other security protocols.

It's no secret that the Wii U was a major flop for the veteran games company.

"The fact that somebody would make an assertion that somehow we're not keeping Minecraft players safe, I found, not only from a Microsoft perspective but from a game industry perspective...." That's what I'm getting at, really.

"With cross-platform play, it's a big deal that everything feels the same and looks the same so nobody feels like they're at a disadvantage", said Jeremy Dunham, vice president at Psyonix. Local multiplayer wasn't demoed in this build, so we'll have to wait and see how that will run. It benefits everybody. Two, you get better quality opponents. It was a big mystery if the Switch would be up to the task of handling "Rocket League's" 60 frames-per-second gameplay. "Technically, I could make a phone call to Psyonix right now and it would be up and running before you left the room". "I have this analogy, and I know I use this analogy a lot, but it's like if I have an iPhone and my brother has a (Samsung) Galaxy. I chose this platform because I like the shape of it, the features it has", he added. From our vantage point it's a competitive disadvantage not to support multiple networks, because most platforms are now doing that. All they need is a permission from Sony. From the top CEO of the company down, if you talked to Satya [Nadella, Microsoft's CEO] he would say "I understand, we need to invest in content in the gaming space". What's more is that it doesn't even have to be Fallout 4, fans of the series would jump at the excuse to replay either Fallout 3 or New Vegas.

While the likes of the handheld will never see games like ARK launched, it gives a glimpse in how much the Xbox One X can truly on other versions of titles that are going to be hitting the market in the years to come. That's gaming now. Gaming should be community-driven.



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