Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch with cross-network play

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Rocket League is heading to the Switch, as revealed by Nintendo in its E3 Spotlight announcement stream. The popular virtual soccer game took the world by storm over the summer of 2015, when it was first released on PC and PS4, followed by a Xbox One and Mac OS X versions in 2016.

The Rocket League reveal was mixed in with an opening reel of gamers going head-to-head in a variety of competitive games for the Switch, including Arms, Splatoon 2, and Pokkén Tournament DX.


Later on in the presentation, Rocket League developer Psyonix detailed that the Switch port will be released this coming holiday season. Rocket League on the Switch will include some exclusive Nintendo-themed customization items and cars (like a Mario cap), and in a significant bit of news, will feature cross network online multiplayer against other platforms, although details on how that will work and what platforms will be compatible are still rather slim.

Along with the Nintendo exclusive items, Rocket League on the Switch will also include a local wireless multiplayer mode, presumably similar to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. And while no mention was made of split-screen co-op on the Switch, the feature is supported on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC, so it’s possible that it could make its way to the local multiplayer-focused Switch as well.

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