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Rocket League can now be played online across Steam and all major consoles

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This is a bit of a highlight and something I hope we see more of in future. You can now be matched up with people across Steam and all major consoles in Rocket League.

With special thanks to all of our friends and colleagues at PlayStation, we are thrilled to announce that starting RIGHT NOW, Rocket League has entered the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program! Players on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam can now randomly matchmake with or against each other in all Online match types (i.e. Casual, Competitive, and Extra Modes).

This makes Rocket League possibly the only game that works online across Steam (Linux, Mac, Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. For us Linux users, it's especially different to actually be included.

In the announcement post, Psyonix noted that cross-platform parties will be coming to Rocket League in the first major update due this year. That's another point that's going to be impressive, to actually have a party of players across all these different systems.

It's such a fantastic game, one I've now managed to put 255 hours into and I honestly don't see myself stopping any time soon. The fact that it's supported officially on Linux too is awesome!

Rocket League is on sale right now on Humble Store, otherwise head to Steam.

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Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 6:30 pm UTC
pete910That an the fact they may not wish too.

Not wish to what? I don't quite understand. Unless you mean they are pro-DRM or something?
pete910 15 January 2019 at 6:32 pm UTC
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Shmerl
pete910That an the fact they may not wish too.

Not wish to what? I don't quite understand. Unless you mean they are pro-DRM or something?

Have it on GoG. It dosen't mean they are pro DRM or not.
Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 6:39 pm UTC
pete910Have it on GoG. It dosen't mean they are pro DRM or not.

That's exactly what I was asking. I.e. why not.
pete910 15 January 2019 at 6:42 pm UTC
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Shmerl
pete910Have it on GoG. It dosen't mean they are pro DRM or not.

That's exactly what I was asking. I.e. why not.


There dosn't have to be a specific or any reason, It may be their just not interested in doing it.
Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 6:48 pm UTC
pete910There dosn't have to be a specific or any reason

If there is no reason, then it's just weird. Not reaching more users is bad for both developers and users that they left out.
pete910 15 January 2019 at 6:54 pm UTC
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Shmerl
pete910There dosn't have to be a specific or any reason

If there is no reason, then it's just weird. Not reaching more users is bad for both developers and users that they left out.

Think your reading to much into it, Stating the above is a bit of a stretch for your argument to say the least.
The vast amount of users it's available too is immense.

You can buy it for your platform now without issue.
jens 15 January 2019 at 6:55 pm UTC
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I never really looked into Rocket League, but this is indeed how it should work. Very cool news and I hope this serves as a good example.
Happy playing to all Rocketeers!
Inspector_Gidget 15 January 2019 at 6:59 pm UTC
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Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 7:00 pm UTC
pete910You can buy it for your platform now without issue.

I can't buy it, since it's Steam exclusive. You saying they have no reason makes no sense to me. Developers naturally should try to reach more users if they have a sensible business. So I assume they have some reason.
pete910 15 January 2019 at 7:06 pm UTC
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Shmerl
pete910You can buy it for your platform now without issue.

I can't buy it, since it's Steam exclusive. You saying they have no reason makes no sense to me. Developers naturally should try to reach more users if they have a sensible business. So I assume they have some reason.

Wow, Just Wow!

You use Linux right ?
You use one of the top 100 distros ?

If yes then steam is more than likely available in your distro's repos
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