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Rocket League on Xbox won't support cross-platform play

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Unlike the PS4 and PC versions

During last night's The Game Awards, it was announced that Rocket League is heading to Xbox One in February. But Xbox gamers shouldn't hold their breath when it comes to playing the popular vehicular sports title with those on other consoles: Cross-platform play will not be included in the release.

The official Rocket League Twitter confirmed that Xbox Rocket League fans will be confined to squaring off against that system's community.

While the tweet suggests this is not unprecedented for an Xbox One game, there are some games which allow for cross-platform play. These include games like #IDARB and Gigantic offer the option to play with users on both Windows PC and Xbox as part of Microsoft's broader initiative to connect Xbox One with the Windows 10 operating system.

The Game Award-winning Rocket League, which picked up trophies last night for Best Sports/Racing Game and Best Indie Game, is currently available on PlayStation 4 and PC. These versions allow for gamers to play against those on both systems.