Following months of backlash, Sony made the surprise announcement that the PS4 will support cross-play with Xbox One and Switch for Fortnite. This is a feature that Microsoft and Nintendo have supported for some time in select games, but Sony kept its doors tightly closed until now.
While PS4 console cross-play is currently only available for Fortnite, Sony’s wording in their announcement suggests more games could be added to the list. This begs the question: what games will be next? To help out, we’ve compiled a list of the games we expect to receive cross-play and a few titles we’re more skeptical about.
Games Most Likely to Support PS4 Cross-Play Next
Multiple factors make Psyonix’s smash 2015 hit a prime candidate to follow Fortnite into the world of PS4 cross-play. Firstly, the game already supports cross-play between Xbox One and Switch. While Sony might have looked like the odd console out the last few months, console cross-play is still rare. Rocket League being one of the few that already supports this functionality makes it one of the clear next candidates for fans to ask for.
Second, Rocket League is popular. Fortnite is one of the most popular and profitable games in the world, and this clearly played a role in Sony’s decision. While Rocket League isn’t quite that big, it’s big enough to have some pull with Sony. A few weeks ago, Psyonix announced they had surpassed 50 million players since launch. Games with active users and a healthy profit stream will always have more sway with cross-play and, luckily for Rocket League, it appears to have both in spades.
The last factor is that cross-play is a feature Psyonix is extremely passionate about. Psyonix CEO Dave Hagewood recently took to reddit to explain his desire to see cross-play and how close he believes they are.
“I want everyone to understand just how much of a priority this is for us and always has been for our team,” Hagewood said in his post. “There are still many factors, some of which take time, that means we have to have some patience. I am excited beyond words and I wanted to make sure that our players know where we stand. I can’t wait to see our vision for a truly unified Rocket League community finally realized.”
With that determination and the player base they have cultivated, it’s not hard to imagine a cross-play future for Rocket League.