Psyonix has announced that Rocket League's much-requested cross-platform party support will roll out as part of the game's summer update in July or August.

This feature does what it says on the tin: You can play Rocket League with players regardless of what platform they're using (as long as it's supported via cross-play, naturally) and also make friends with users on other consoles.

Cross-platform party works simple enough. You register an in-game id comprised of a name and a unique code, after which you can then add players from other formats by punching in their id into the new friends list. After that, you're free to buddy up and game online.

With cross-platform play already live and kicking in Rocket League, you should have no problem teaming up with PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch players. Note that, due to Sony's stance on the whole playing-with-others thing, PS4 gamers can't pair up with Xbox One and Switch users, though PC cross-play is available.

Elsewhere, the new Rocket Pass system is being introduced as a means of earning new content through multiple tiers. The further you increase your tier by levelling up, the more goodies you'll have to your name. 

'The “Rocket Pass” has both Free and Premium tracks so everybody has something to work for. The Free track contains new cosmetic items as well as Decryptors and exclusive in-game Titles, while the Premium track will have a flat cost to unlock. You will be able to preview Premium track content before you buy the unlock to access it,' reads the blurb.