Psyonix only stated a few days ago that they had a solution ready and waiting for cross-network play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems, and now we’re hearing the same from another renowned developer: CD Projekt Red, makers of the much-lauded The Witcher series. According to a statement given to IGN, the company has been “keeping our fingers crossed for Rocket League paving the way” as they were working on a solution of their own for their upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. They, like Psyonix, are just waiting for Sony’s approval to implement it.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed for Rocket League paving the way. Our upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will launch in closed beta for PC and Xbox One later this year, and Microsoft already confirmed Gwent’s cross-play feature not only between Xbox One and PC, but also other consoles if they allow it. We also do have a technical solution in place for PS4 and would love to add Sony’s platform to cross-play at the start of open beta. All we need is a green light from Sony.” — Marcin Iwiński, CEO of CD Projekt Red
Iwinski also pushed for other developers to start implementing cross-play in their own games, even if for now that only takes the form of a single console cross-playing with a PC version. Hopefully such moves will at least add more and more desire to full cross-play between gamers on every console. “At the end of the day,” he noted, “this is for the players, isn’t it?”
Are you hopeful for games like Rocket League and Gwent to pave the way for true cross-network play between consoles? Will Sony be opening their network soon, or do you think it’ll be a while longer yet? Could Nintendo ever get in on this action, perhaps with NX? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!