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On PC, retailers like base their entire business around the idea that it shouldn't matter where you buy your games and that you should be able to play games with your friends without restrictions like DRM or retailer.

The Switch version, which is scheduled for a "holiday 2017" release, will be the same as previous releases except for the inclusion of a few exclusive items such as Mario and Luigi hat toppers and "exclusive battle-cars".

Do you think Sony should enable cross-network play in Rocket League for PS4? This is to be expected when dealing with hardware that is inferior to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but the game will likely still play fantastically. Rocket League will only bolster the Nintendo Switch's already strong library of super fun multiplayer games when it comes out later this year. We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation-curated universe. For owners of Nintendo's latest console, the Nintendo Switch, it's hopefully a confirmation that it won't be gathering dust for weeks or even months at a time with a regular slate of quality releases.

The game has since been made available on pretty much every platform at this point and, at E3, it was revealed that it is heading for the Nintendo Switch. There will be a cross network play option with Xbox One and PC users.

Even the developers of Rocket League fired back at Sony over its decision to block cross-play.

One thing the Switch version will have over the other versions is the addition of ad hoc multiplayer. From our perspective, we've done everything we need to do.

Speaking to Eurogamer this week, Sony's Jim Ryan said the company doesn't have "a profound philosophical stance" against cross-platform play and pointed to previous examples of such play between PlayStation and the PC.

"Technically it's possible", Dunham said.

Since there are no technical limitations for cross-network play, Dunham says, "Right now it's just a political barrier we need to help figure out how to crack".

As said Nintendo focused on the new Switch console which can be used as a home console as well as a portable handheld console. That's gaming now. Gaming should be community-driven. That's why it's up to them to help push us and Minecraft and all the companies that want to do a similar thing.

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