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Psyonix working on PS4 to Xbox One multiplayer tech

Studio says that online policies for competing consoles is last hurdle to cross-platform connectivity
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Psyonix will be the first developer to allow PlayStation and Xbox owners to play with each other – if it can get the blessing of Sony and Microsoft.

Microsoft announced during GDC that it would open the doors for developers to allow connectivity between Xbox One and PC, while also hinting that the tech could potentially support communication with PS4, too.

Sony soon responded to the suggestion by noting that it would be open to the idea, but warned that policies on each end of the deal could hamper a complete partnership.

Rocket League, Street Fighter V and other PS4 titles have already supported PC to PS4 multiplayer, following the introduction of linked platform services in 2002 with MMO Final Fantasy XI.

Now, Rocket League creator Psyonix has revealed that it believes it has perfected the technology needed to get PS4, Xbox One and PC gamers all playing together – but, as per Sony’s observation, agreed that policy remains the sticking point.

Vice president of the developer Jeremy Dunham told GameSpot that “the only thing we have to do now is sort of find out where we stand politically with everyone, and then it's full steam ahead to finish the solution that we've already started”.

“Technologically everything works, we've got it figured out, [we] just [need] a little bit of time to get everything up and running.

"Right now, excitement is the best way to put it. We just want to get in there and make it happen. Elation is probably another word I would use. We're just excited." 

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