There's been a bit of commotion in the Rocket League community over the past 24 hours after it was revealed that the free-to-play version of the game won't require PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online to enjoy online multiplayer on those respective platforms, but players on Xbox won't be so fortunate.
In a news post on the official Rocket League website, Psyonix noted that the PlayStation and Nintendo services would "no longer be required", but didn't make any mention of Xbox Live Gold:
"PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Online will no longer be required for online play on those platforms."
Of course, it's not the most surprising revelation considering that free-to-play games typically always require Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One, but it's nevertheless resulted in some disgruntlement.
It's been rumoured recently that Microsoft might be planning to get rid of Xbox Live Gold entirely at some point in the future, but whether that's true or not, it's unlikely to happen before Rocket League goes free-to-play, with Psyonix seemingly aiming for a late September/early October launch for the new version of the game.
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