If you look at the last couple of years in gaming, a number of titles stand out as the most popular, the most fun, and most importantly, the most played, and Rocket League is most definitely on that list since releasing in 2015 the game has skyrocketed in popularity. The game is doing well on multiple systems, including consoles and PC, and it’s even going to be coming to the Nintendo Switch. And the team at Psyonix have been working hard to make the game even better, including a new way to connect with friends.
They call it the Psynet Party System, and it’s about to go through a major test on Steam. What this system is about is that Psyonix wants to link their own system Psynet, to Steam, and then collect and swap information about your friends list so that you can create your own “party” within Rocket League. The goal is to streamline how you hook up with friends so you can get to the matches faster.
The team at Psyonix want to do this right, so the tests will start short, and last about a day. But, as they get more and more successful tests, they’ll start doing longer ones, until finally the system is ready for release.
For those who have concerns, don’t. First off, this will only affect Steam players, it’s not available for consoles just yet (but they’re hoping it will be one day!). For Steam users, if there is an issue with the Psynet Party System at any time the game will revert back to its standard system instantly, and you’ll be able to play on like nothing happened.
The long-term goal here is to implement this new system into all versions of Rocket League, and hopefully further push the Cross-Play that the game is known for.