The release of RocketID, Rocket League’s cross-platform friends and party mechanic, has been delayed. After it was announced earlier this year, the new feature was given a September release date. In the Summer Roadmap update, developer Psyonix stated RocketID is almost complete, and they are “making sure that it lives up to our standards and yours.” However, in a recent progression update post, the developer announced that RocketID has been delayed.
While Rocket League already features cross-platform play, it does not include the ability to party up with friends on other platforms. With the new RocketID feature, players will have the ability to add friends from other platforms and engage in online play together. Unfortunately, the release of RocketID has been delayed and there is no mention of a release date.
“We want to ensure that RocketID is operating flawlessly on all platforms before its release, and this extra time will ensure that you’ll be playing and partying up with friends on different platforms with ease,” states Psyonix.
About two weeks ago, the Progression Update, which overhauled Rocket League’s entire XP system, was deployed. Following the release of the update, players faced numerous bugs and issues, and Psyonix was forced to deploy two hotfixes.
In the post, the developer also gave a behind the scenes preview of how the new progression system actually works:
“Two major factors went into determining how you would be converted into the new progression system: online matches played — which excludes private matches and is based on our own internally-tracked match history — and earned XP. The internal match history we used for this conversion process may not line up with what you see on stat-tracking websites for a number of reasons, including local save data file corruption or manipulation. Along with matches played and XP, we’ve factored in progress on your last level before the update, while granting up to 10 additional levels to players based on where they fell within the curve of matches played by their same-level peers.”
Psyonix has not yet confirmed a new release date for RocketID, although they say more information will be shared “when the time is right.”