Rocket League is battle-themed arena game that involves car racing and the game of soccer/football, created by Psyonix. In the game, players are put into two different teams and pitted against each other atop a futuristic arena to duke it out. Vehicles can be customized by players with many variations to promote your style, country and pride. Rocket League is the sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (known as SARPBC), which was created by the same studio.
The game was released on July 7th 2015 on the PlayStation 4's PSN and Steam (Windows only), on February 17, 2016 for Xbox One and on November 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.
On September 8, 2016, a beta version was made available on Steam for Linux (via SteamOS) and Mac OS X.
On June 13, 2017, Psyonix announced that Rocket League would be coming to Nintendo Switch later in the year. It was revealed that it would be released on the Switch on November 14th. As with other console platforms, Switch-exclusive items would be available.
It has garnered multiple praises from the press and very respectable reviews. The game has been popular on the streaming platform Twitch and has both a casual and competitive atmosphere.
Rocket League's gameplay expands on the original title; SARPBC. Players control a rocket-powered car in and use it to direct a ball larger than the cars into the opposing team's goal in an arena.
The game is played by one or more players, locally or online. The game features "cross-platform play" on both PS4 and PC, which means that players on either platform will be able to play together. Xbox cross-platform play is not available as of now, due to problems caused by Sony.
The following editions of Rocket League have been released, in addition to the base game:
Rocket League received "generally positive reviews" according to the review aggregator website Metacritic, scoring 87/100, 86/100 and 85/100 on Metacritic for the Xbox One, PC, and PS4 versions respectively. Critics praised both the fact that it is "addictive and fun", as well as the visuals, which "are brilliantly detailed" and "crisp", while the community on Slant collectively agreed that the game is perfect for quick, short play sessions, making it one of the best choices for couch co-op play.
Behind the scenes
Although not much is known about the universe in which Rocket League takes place, Psyonix founder Dave Hagewood did say the following in a 2015 interview with Game Informer:
- ↑ PEGI Pan European Game Information
- ↑ Metacritic: Rocket League for Xbox One Reviews
- ↑ Metacritic: Rocket League for PC Reviews
- ↑ Metacritic: Rocket League for PlayStation 4 Reviews
- ↑ Summa, Robert: Rocket League on PS4: You should be playing this. Destructoid
- ↑ Slant: Rocket League - What are the best couch co-op games for Xbox One?
- ↑ Game Informer | The Surprisingly Guarded Lore Of Rocket League