Rocket League Cross-Platform Party Update Goes Live Soon (VIDEO)
It wasn’t too long ago when Psyonix announced Rocket League was uniting their players through the eventful addition of cross-play, enabling the game’s entire Soccar-playing masses to finally charge the field together. While this update let players compete amongst one another, there was a few evident limitations, chief among them being the lacking ability to party-up with people on other platforms.
It appears Psyonix has been busy rectifying this omission, as the developer announced a new “Friends Update” for February 19th, focusing on inter-platform interaction alongside a slew of related additions. As shown in the video below, the update will introduce a featureful new Friends List to the Rocket League main menu, allowing players to form cross-platform parties and keep track of friends, acquaintances, and rivals via a customized RocketID username. Check out the full breakdown below.
In addition to bringing together players across PC and consoles, the upcoming Friends Update will launch alongside a bevy of new Free Play modes, allowing unlimited practice for Dropshot, Hoops, Snow Day, and Rumble. A number of other improvements such as the compiling users’ Weekly Wins are also set to arrive alongside the update, but full patch notes won’t be released until closer to release day.
Unfortunately, one feature we can officially rule out is cross-platform trading, an inclusion Psyonix confirmed was not able to implemented this time around. Though specific reasoning wasn’t stated, the developer did offer hope that trading between platforms may be implemented sometime down the line.
We don’t have any plans to add cross-platform trading at this time. We’ll keep you updated about any changes, though!
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) February 12, 2019
Rocket League is out now for Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Friends update goes live on February 19th.
What do you think? Are you glad to have cross-platform parties on the way for Rocket League, or will it not feel complete without the ability to trade? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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