Developer Psyonix has revealed Rocket League for release in 2015. It’s the follow-up to the cult hit Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars on Playstation 3.
Remember when games were just simple, mindless fun? Well, this arcade vehicular combat series certainly is meant as pure divertissement.
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars dated back to 2008. In the meantime, the game has been downloaded nearly 2 million times.
Rocket League will feature the same over-the-top car action. Rocket-powered vehicles try to get a ball in the goal, with all the crashing and exploding shenanigans that can ensue from such an idea.
For this new release, Rocket League will add a Season mode where players can unlock new items, arenas and vehicle customization options. Additionally, a replay system will allow for full matches to be seen again.
Since online and multiplayer modes are important in this game, dedicated servers will be put up. Additionally, it’s possible to play in splitscreen locally.
There aren’t any platforms announced for Rocket League yet, so it’s likely that the game won’t be a Playstation 3 exclusive this time, if released on the older console at all. In fact, the game being made in the Unreal Engine is probably arriving on a new console, as Dave Hagewood of Psyonix mentioned the following:
We are excited to let the world know that Rocket League is coming in 2015 with a new set of next-generation upgrades, features and physics systems.
Psyonix isn’t just working on Rocket League. The developer is currently also still producing Nosgoth, on Steam via Early Access, for publisher Square Enix.