At E3 last week, Nintendo actually surprised a lot of people when it was announced that there would be a couple of titles released on the Nintendo Switch that would actually support cross-platform multiplayer. Nintendo, just like Apple, has been somewhat notorious for keeping to themselves, which is why the E3 announcements were a pleasant surprise.

This included titles such as Minecraft and Rocket League, but given that Nintendo has started to branch out more, like bringing the Mario franchise onto mobile, we guess this shouldn’t really be too surprising. Speaking to GamesBeat, Nintendo of America corporate communications director Charlie Scibetta spoke about the company’s decision to support cross-platform multiplayer.

Speaking about bringing Rocket League onto the Switch and supporting cross-platform multiplayer, Scibetta said, “We’re trying to be more flexible as a company. We’re reaching out to try and get people to interact with our IP. In this case Rocket League is their IP on our system, but we’re trying to get people involved with us in any way we can, whether that’s on mobile now, or through Universal Studios parks, or through licensing deals like Vans.”

He adds, “If people want to play cross platform, we want to enable that.” As it stands, Sony is the only console maker that is holding out on cross-platform on titles such as Minecraft and Rocket League (note that the company does support cross-platform for other titles).

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