Rocket League, one of the more popular online multiplayer games on both Steam and Xbox One, received an important update. As of today, Rocket League is the first game that features true cross platform play between Xbox One gamers, and their PC gaming cousins. Developer Psyonix stated the following on their Steam News page:
“Nearly 2 million Xbox One players have already competed in Rocket League since we launched in February 2016, but with today’s new cross-network update, your potential pool of teammates and opponents will grow even larger!
It’s an historic moment for us here at Psyonix, and we’re really excited to bring Xbox One and Steam PC players closer together. Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft’s new cross-network policies, we’re proud to give it to them.”
The option for cross network play can be toggled off or on (it is set to ON by default after the patch) via the MISC menu under options. After brief testing, the new feature appears to work very well. The next title hoping to bring cross network play (now that Fables Legends was canceled) will most likely be the MOBA Gigantic; which is still under development.