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Rocket League enters PlayStation's cross-play beta

Move over, Fortnite: there's now another PlayStation 4 game in the cross-play beta. Psyonix's Jeremy Dunham announced on the PlayStation Blog today that Rocket League is officially cross-play compatible on the PS4, meaning players on that platform can now match up with those on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

"Today's announcement is an important one for us here at Psyonix, because we know how much our community has wanted full cross-platform support for quite some time," Dunham said. "It's because of you, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place."

This is big news for a number of reasons. First off, it brings the entire Rocket League community together under one roof and adds the massive PS4 player base at the same time. This is good for fans of the game, as no one on any platform should have trouble finding a quick match going forward.

Not only that, but it shows that Sony is willing to open cross-play to more games. There was some cynicism when Sony announced the PlayStation cross-play beta, as Fortnite was initially the only game taking part. Some believed that Sony would simply wait until the cross-play hollers died down, and then quietly sweep the issue under the rug. The addition of Rocket League shows that Sony is for real about supporting the feature, and provides hope that we could see other games join up soon.

So what's next? Could we see something like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds do cross-play now that it's on the PS4? Or could we dream a little bigger and imagine a world where a Call of Duty, a Destiny, or a FIFA game supports cross-play in the future? The feature is a flat-out win for everyone involved, as it gives players more people to play with and gives multiplayer games a longer shelf life. And, really, it just seems unavoidable at this point.

Kudos for Sony for getting serious about it.