Cross-play games on Switch will not feature PlayStation

Rocket League is set to be released on the Switch this Holiday season. The Switch version will also benefit from all of the play modes including TV mode, Tabletop mode and Handheld mode and both online (for up to 8 players) and local multiplayer will be included.There was no release date or other substantial information about this version of Rocket League, but hey, it’s Rocket League. However, Sony is still refusing to provide the same treatment to PlayStation 4 users other than with the PC, which is frustrating the game’s developers.Phil Spencer, chief of Microsoft’s Xbox division, has now responded to this point, in the process progressing the discussion a little further.He also said that it’s not “healthy for anyone”.Microsoft has fueled this debate to some degree by announcing cross-platform play for Minecraft during this year’s E3 press conference. Sony doesn’t appear to have many concerns regarding cross-play with the PC though.”We take the safety of Xbox Live, of our players across all of our games – inside of Minecraft, obviously an incredibly important part of that – it’s incredibly important to our team”.While it hasn’t been announced one way or the other, we can probably not expect any cross-play for Dragon Ball FighterZ.Capcom have noted that if Ultra Street Fighter 2 were to sell well on the Switch, they’d consider adding the game to other consoles.The graphics and hardware capabilities of the Switch might not match up to the offerings from Xbox and Sony, but Nintendo knows this, and instead ensures its games are as fun and entertaining as possible.The fact that Sony has managed to secure exclusive rights to some of the best games available makes the video games industry very competitive right now, leaving gamers spoilt for choice.And we have to say, Super Mario Odyssey looks brilliant, as do many other of the company’s offerings.