Seeing more than five million downloads on PlayStation 4 and PC in less than a month for Rocket League, developer Psyonix confirmed to GameZone that they are “absolutely, 100% going to other platforms. What those platforms are and when we’ll come to them, I don’t know yet.”
Jeremy Dunham, VP of Marketing and Communications at Psyonix, explained that the reason Rocket League debuted only on PS4 and PC is because of the small 8 – 12 person development, which they’re now able to expand upon due to the game’s success.
The reason that we had to focus is because with that many people, and we’re perfectionists on top of that, we wanted to make sure the game ran well and that it had as many positive elements as possible, and that we weren’t just trying to port it to as many platforms as we possibly could just to try to maximize our profit.
While they appeared on two platforms at launch, Dunham says it was more like a platform and a half because “the way the PlayStation tools work is that it makes it a lot easier than say something like the PlayStation 3 to move development on PC where we started our alphas on this game over to PlayStation and start optimizing from there.”
An Xbox One version of Rocket League seems like a given at this point, but when he was asked about the other platforms it might come to, Dunham replied:
Nothing is off the table. If the game can work on the platform and we can responsibly get that game working on a platform, we will never say never to any of the platforms that are current-gen. Anything is possible.
Do you think Rocket League might come to the PS3 or PlayStation Vita?