Rocket League on Xbox and PC will soon get cross-play with Nintendo Switch

The wildly popular Rocket League is expanding to yet another platform, the Nintendo Switch. And while that's great news for Switch owners, there's a good bit of news here for Xbox One and PC players as well: Rocket League on Switch will support cross-network play with other platforms.

Rocket League developer Psyonix was among the first to jump on cross-network play after Microsoft announced support in early 2016. Shortly after, Rocket League began supporting multiplayer matchmaking between Xbox One and PC, massively expanding the pool of players to pull from. Once Rocket League lands on Switch later in 2017, that pool of players will expand a bit more.

Noticeably absent from the cross-network play is the PlayStation 4. Though Sony seemed open to the idea of allowing cross-network play between PSN and Xbox Live, it has yet to make any moves. If the PS4 version of Rocket League were to support the feature, however, that would drastically expand matchmaking for all platforms given the game's popularity and PS4's footprint in the market.

Earlier this week at E3, Microsoft also announced that Minecraft will soon feature cross-network play between Xbox, PC, mobile platforms, and Switch. The PS4 version was conspicuously absent from that announcement as well.

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