Psyonix CEO Addresses Rocket League Server Issues

“Community First” has long been part of our mission statement here at Psyonix, and it’s a mantra we are always pushing to improve upon. The happiness of our players will always drive us to grow and influence the decisions we make in Rocket League, which is why I want to directly address the recent issues with our servers, matchmaking delays, and our PsyNet backend.

In regards to both backend (PsyNet) issues, and game server performance, we agree that the server outages and recent lengthy matchmaking times are totally unacceptable. We sincerely apologize to all of our players for the quality of online play, and we are focusing all of our available resources on addressing PsyNet’s capabilities and performance, and the quality of our game servers.

The number of monthly active Rocket League players has jumped roughly 40% over 2016 in the first few months of this year alone. While our player population continues to grow at a healthy pace, we need to do a better job at scaling up our systems and internal processes to handle this kind of growth. We are growing so fast, both as a company and as a game, that we are racing to fill new positions on our Online Services team (that's the group at Psyonix that builds and maintains our backend systems -- which makes this a good time to mention our Careers page, for those of you who want to come work on Rocket League with us.) We are effectively becoming an Online Service company, as Rocket League is primarily an online game, and we continue to grow in size and scope. Growing this team is one of our top priorities as we approach Rocket League’s second anniversary in July.

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PS4 Pro Media Player Getting 4K Video Support

In an update going live today, the PS4 Pro will gain the ability to play 4K MP4 videos with the media player app. The 4K video files can be watched though a USB stick, or a home server. 

In addition to 4K video playback, the PS4 Pro will also be updated to support 4K content using Playstation VR. Check out that official announcement below:

For those of you that own PlayStation VR in addition to PS4 Pro, Media Player will also update to support playback of 4K VR video content. PS VR’s display resolution is 1920 X RGB X 1080, so 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home — just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot.

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