Rocket League Dev Can Activate PS4/Xbox One Cross-Play in "Few Hours," Is Waiting for Sony Approval
"We're still very confident that they're eventually going to open those doors."
Speaking to IGN, studio vice president Jeremy Dunham said it is "at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side."
"We can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem," he added. "It'd literally take a few hours to propagate throughout the whole world, so really we're just waiting on the permission to do so."
Although Microsoft has said it is ready to connect Xbox One and PS4 players, Dunham said he isn't sure when Sony will agree. He noted that he is "confident" it will happen, however.
"It could be tomorrow, it could be longer than that. We just don't know--we're anxiously awaiting that, just like the rest of our fans," he said.
"Sony's such a big company that I'm sure it takes a while for them to figure out what it is that the roadblocks are, what sort of issues they might run into with other titles, any number of things that I can't even begin to speculate on."
He continued: "We definitely ask them for updates often, and we're still very confident that they're eventually going to open those doors and welcome us in, but we also are really understanding that it's going to take a while especially given all the ramifications of everything. It was just as much of a surprise to them as I think the rest of the world when Microsoft said that they would do it."
In March, Microsoft announced it would natively support cross-platform play between Xbox One, Windows 10, and other "online multiplayer networks." This effectively opened the Xbox Live platform to also accommodate players from Sony's PlayStation Network.
Sony has not yet committed to opening up the PlayStation Network to Xbox players.
"We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play," Sony said when asked for a statement on cross-network support.
"PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy XI on PS2 and PC back in 2002."
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