Rocket League on Nintendo Switch makes graphics sacrifice for framerate

After talking about the Switch port and the upcoming two-year anniversary for Rocket League, I asked how the team feels about PlayStation marketing boss Jim Ryan's most recent statements about why Sony Interactive Entertainment won't enable crossplay. Psyonix announced that a newly announced Switch version of Rocket League would be able to interact with existing versions on the Xbox One and PC. From the sounds of it, Psyonix is all in favor of Rocket League cross play coming, but Sony is vetoing this option for now.

Soon after Microsoft announced that Minecraft would support cross-network play across all platforms (all but the PlayStation 4), Eurogamer released a statement they'd received from Sony which just left fans even more annoyed than before.

"In terms of pure greenlighting for when this project started, three months ago", says Psyonix Vice-President Jeffrey Dunham says to US Gamer, "If you wanna talk about when we first started investigating, messing with dev kits, late previous year was about when we first started looking at it".

Importantly, the developer has confirmed that cross-network play will be available when playing online, letting you compete against Xbox One and PC players.

Of course, with the Switch hardware being more comparable to the internals of a tablet than standard console hardware, most Switch owners expect that developers will have to make compromises in bringing their games over. "Y'know, we buy the phones for their unique designs or software or whatever, but not having cross-network is like saying, 'Hey, you can't make calls to your brother because he has a different phone than you'".

"I just really found the whole discussion around safety in our game, and that somehow we wouldn't take that as a top priority". "There are no technical limitations".

If Sony does give them the go-ahead, "All we have to do is check that box and it would be up and running in less than an hour all over the world". "In reality it's a web page with a checkbox on it". From our perspective, we've done everything we need to do.



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