Psyonix has offered some more info on Rocket League‘s upcoming Party System, which will enter testing phase on PC soon. In a press release, the developer promised to work on streamlining party-making across all platforms. This means players won’t have to go through PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Steam. Instead, they’ll be able to party up via PsyNet.
In a previous blog post detailing Rocket League‘s post-autumn roadmap, Psyonix said that this is the “first step in enabling the possibility of supporting cross-platform parties at a later date.” The developer also said that while the feature is being tested on PC, PS4 and Xbox players don’t have to worry as they won’t be affected and they’ll still be able to play with Steam users.
Towards the end of the year, Psyonix also plans to begin testing its new Tournament System. Again, it’ll be tested on PC first because the developer says Steam allows them to gather feedback quicker. “Beta testing for this system is projected to start by the end of 2017, with an official release for other platforms afterward,” wrote the studio.
Last but not least, the new Events System is expected to be out after the autumn season. Psyonix says it’ll provide more details in due course.