“We are keeping our fingers crossed for Rocket League paving the way.”
It’s been a few months since Microsoft announced they are open to cross-network play, and fans are still waiting to see it become a reality. Though Rocket League may be leading the charge, it turns out Psyonix isn’t the only developer happy to start bringing gamers together. CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the Witcher series, are interested in bringing cross-network play between PS4 and Xbox One to their standalone Gwent collectible card game.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed for Rocket League paving the way,” CEO Marcin Iwiński says, speaking with IGN. “Our upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will launch in closed beta for PC and Xbox One later this year, and Microsoft already confirmed Gwent’s cross-play feature not only between Xbox One and PC, but also other consoles if they allow it.”
More than that, the team at CD Projekt Red is ready to make it happen. “We also do have a technical solution in place for PS4 and would love to add Sony’s platform to cross-play at the start of open beta,” he says. “All we need is a green light from Sony.”
This echoes a similar sentiment from Rocket League developer Psyonix. “We can, in less than a business day, turn [cross-network play] on and have it up and working no problem,” VP Jeremy Dunham revealed earlier today. They too are simply waiting on word from Sony.
Explaining CD Projekt Red’s desire to support the feature, Iwiński goes on to add, “At the end of the day, this is for the players, isn’t it?”
A standalone version of the tavern game found in The Witcher 3, Gwent is scheduled to enter closed beta for PC and Xbox One in September.