Psyonix’ Rocket League Confirmed For Nintendo Switch This Winter, Will Have Cross-Network Play With Xbox And PC

Following the mediocre response to 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, developers Psyonix found themselves with a surprise hit when Rocket League launched on PC and PS4 in 2015.

An Xbox version launched in 2016, and the developers have since been supporting the game – and it’s growing fanbase – across all platforms with DLC, both free and paid, on a regular basis.

Now, via a trailer as part of Nintendo’s E3 showing, Psyonix have announced the rocket-fueled-football-cars (totally should have called it that) will also be coming to Switch later this year.

The Switch version of the game will include wireless multiplayer and the cross-network functionality found elsewhere, which means whether you’re on PC, Xbox or Switch you’ll be able to play online seamlessly with those on other machines.

One point of note here, is that despite the developers and other platform holders being open to the idea, PlayStation owners are not able to join cross-network games, because of what Sony say are ‘privacy concerns’.

Rocket League Switch is expected to launch late 2017.

Psyonix’ Rocket League Confirmed For Nintendo Switch This Winter, Will Have Cross-Network Play With Xbox And PC

Rocket League Was PSN’s Top Selling PlayStation 4 Game For 2016

Sony have taken to the PlayStation Blog and announced the digital top selling PlayStation 4 games of last year.

The European chart is as follows:

  1. Rocket League
  2. FIFA 17
  3. Battlefield 4
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. Destiny: Rise of Iron
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  8. Need for Speed
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  11. Ark: Survival Evolved
  12. FIFA 16
  13. Battlefield Hardline
  14. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  15. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  16. Hitman
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  18. Star Wars Battlefront
  19. Ratchet & Clank
  20. Far Cry Primal

Rocket League – a game many millions of us got for free thanks to PlayStation Plus – being number one is an amazing accomplishment, and naturally Call Of Duty, FIFA, Battlefield and Uncharted also sold well.

The US chart similarly sees Rocket League in the top spot, with Overwatch and No Man’s Sky also making appearances, while, surprisingly, not making Europe’s list.

The US chart in full:

  1. Rocket League
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  5. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Overwatch: Origins Edition
  8. Battlefield 4
  9. No Man’s Sky
  10. FIFA 17
  11. NBA 2K17
  12. Need for Speed
  13. Star Wars Battlefront
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  15. Battlefield Hardline
  16. Madden NFL 17
  17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  18. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  19. The Last Of Us Remastered
  20. Final Fantasy XV

Rocket League Was PSN’s Top Selling PlayStation 4 Game For 2016

Rocket League Blasts Onto Xbox One February 2016

Supercar soccer title Rocket League is revving up for an Xbox One launch this coming February, it’s been announced. A brief trailer shown at The Game Awards revealed the news, along with a couple of exclusive vehicles coming to the Xbox One.

The Halo Hogsticker and Gears Of War Armadillo will join all the cars and content currently found in the PS4 and PC versions of the game.

It’s believed the Xbox One version wont allow the same cross-platform play found in the PS4 & PC versions of the game, however the new release will include the Supersonic Fury and Revenge Of The Battle Cars DLC packs in its base price.

Rocket League Blasts Onto Xbox One February 2016

August’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

Next month’s selection of free games in the form of PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection have been announced, and as usual it’s a good little selection with something for everyone, be that on PS4, PS3 or Vita.

First up, for PS4 is Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, which features four-player co-op story, in which players must work together to explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles and avoid deadly traps.

PS4 also sees Limbo, Playdead’s eerie black and white platformer where you step into the shoes of a young boy travelling a treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.

Alongside those the PS4 will also be getting Sound Shapes, a platformer where sounds and shapes seamlessly mesh together to create an unforgettable experience. You can even create your own levels, and compose music, by building environments and choosing enemies and obstacles. Sound Shapes is PS4, PS3 and PS Vita cross-buy compatible – so, free everywhere!

Another cross-buy title spanning all three platforms on the books is Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones. Described as a brilliant platforming adventure in which you play the role of a clone escaping a sinister and high-tech testing facility, Stealth Inc 2 tests both your brain and your reflexes over 60 varied levels linked together by a sprawling overworld, apparently.

As well as those two titles, PS3 players will also be able to get their hands on God of War: Ascension, which is a notable inclusion given the recently released God of War 3 Remaster.
Six months have passed since Kratos stood before the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood – duped by Ares into killing the only people he ever loved. Sentenced to an eternity chained within a prison for the living damned, Kratos battles insanity at the hands of the Furies. He will be tested as he seeks freedom, redemption for his sins and vengeance for his family. Sounds cheery!

And finally, for PS3 and Vita, there’s CastleStorm Complete Edition, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, you must harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes and more.

August 2015’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection in summary:

Entering PS Plus:

  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4)
  • Limbo (PS4)
  • God of War Ascension (PS3)
  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
  • Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
  • CastleStorm Complete Edition (PS3, PS Vita)

Leaving PS Plus:

  • Rocket League (PS4)
  • Styx Master of Shadows (PS4)
  • Rain (PS3)
  • Mousecraft (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved (PS Vita)
  • Entwined (PS4, PS Vita)

The new update rolls out August 4th, so don’t forget to grab last months games before that date.

August’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Revealed