Tag: Rocket League

  • News Rocket League Is Ditching Paid, Randomised Loot Boxes

    Nice shot!

    Rocket League sure has gone through a lot of changes, hasn't it? Since it exploded in popularity right off the bat in 2015, developer Psyonix has been admirably committed to improving and expanding the quirky sports game. At one point, that included the introduction of Crates -- paid loot boxes you had to buy keys to open. For some, they...

  • News Rocket League's Radical Summer Event Brings 80s Themed Cars, Items, and Modes

    Ghostbusters, Knight Rider, and more represented

    Rocket League is one of PlayStation 4's less talked about service games, but it's been brilliantly supported over the years. Psyonix has provided near constant updates to its crazy game about cars playing football, with all kinds of themed events, DLC, new modes, and more. It's just unveiled the...

  • News Rocket League Developer Psyonix Acquired by Epic Games

    Deal to close within a month

    Epic Games, the company behind the Unreal Engine and, of course, Fortnite, is set to acquire Rocket League studio Psyonix. The developer has announced the news today via its Rocket League blog, which you can read through the link. The deal, which will be finalised by the start of June, will presumably mean Epic will...

  • News Rocket League's Friends Update Allows You to Create Cross-Platform Parties

    Everyone's invited

    Last month, Rocket League joined Fortnite as one of PlayStation 4's only games to support cross-console compatibility. Psyonix's evergreen arcade game has featured cross-platform play from the beginning between PS4 and PC, but now, players on any system can play together. With this new game update, it'll also be much easier to do...

  • News Cross-Console Play Arrives in Rocket League on PS4

    Compete against all other systems

    Remember cross-console play? It was a hot button topic in the gaming industry for all of five minutes, until Sony announced a Fortnite beta and no one ever mentioned it again. Well, Rocket League is the second game to join the programme, meaning that from today, players on “PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox...

  • The Game Awards 2018 Rocket League's Next DLC Pack Features McLaren Cars

    Taking things up a gear

    You know Rocket League is a big deal when it partners with a leading car manufacturer. The next DLC for the hit arcade football game is set to feature McLaren, specifically the McLaren 570S line of cars. You can take a look in the above trailer. The car pack is available now on PS4. Will you be picking up this DLC for Rocket...

  • News Even Rocket League Has Something Lined Up for The Game Awards 2018

    The gang's all here

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know full well that The Game Awards is right around the corner. On 6th December, Geoff Keighley will walk on stage and kick off his show, which combines the glitz and glamour of an awards ceremony with the relentless announcements and reveals of an E3 press conference. It seems like...

  • News Rocket League Delays Cross-Play Party System into Next Year

    PS4 about to get an invite?

    Rocket League already supports cross-play in various permutations across a number of different platforms, but Psyonix’s big priority has been building a party system which will work across devices. Unimaginatively dubbed RocketID, this feature was set to launch later in the year on non-PlayStation platforms at least,...

  • News Rocket League Cross-Play Seems Likely on the PS4

    Open goal

    Now that Sony’s opened its doors to cross-play on the PlayStation 4, another title seems likely to jump aboard. Rocket League, which is one of the games that the Japanese giant’s previous policy blocked, is looking like it’ll support players across Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PS4 soon, as

  • News Rocket League's Fortnite Inspired Rocket Pass Kicks Off Next Week

    Mavericks

    Does anyone else feel like they need a degree to understand games these days? FIFA Ultimate Team has become borderline impenetrable with its set collecting systems, and now Rocket League – one of the simplest games on the planet – is adding a Fortnite-esque Rocket Pass model to its gameplay progression. Okay, so Rocket Pass 1 will run...

  • News Rocket League Anniversary Event Kicks Off Next Week on PS4

    Happy birthday

    Time sure does fly when you're smacking a giant ball around with rocket-propelled cars wearing hats. Rocket League is three years old this week, but its predecessor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is turning 10. As you might expect, Psyonix is looking to celebrate both birthdays with an in-game Anniversary Event...

  • News Well, There It Is - Jurassic World DLC Pack Stomps into Rocket League This Month

    Hold onto your butts

    Rocket League is no stranger to crossover content. You may remember a while back, when the DeLorean from Back to the Future became available in Psyonix's ever-popular arcade game, as well as the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Continuing its run of movie tie-ins

  • News Rocket League's Salty Shores Update Brings Summer Fun to PS4 Next Week

    Beach party

    Rocket League, the perennially popular arcade sports game, is getting another content update, and it's very much Summer themed. From 29th May, Salty Shores will be available as a free update to the game, and as usual, it brings with it a variety of new toys to play with. First and foremost is the new arena, which takes Rocket League to...

  • News Rocket League Raises the Bat Signal from 5th March

    Animated series next?

    Two classic Batmobiles are set to join Rocket League’s growing vehicular roster from 5th March, with the Christopher Nolan-era Tumbler and the iconic 1989 Tim Burton-era roadster both scheduled to be added to the title as part of the DC Super Heroes add-on pack. Of course, the DLC includes more than merely two new vehicles,...

  • News Rocket League's Incredible Popularity Has Resulted in Ongoing Server Issues

    Developer issues statement and apologises

    Push Square overlord Sammy Barker may have predicted Rocket League's success a long time before it actually released, but we don't think that even the most optimistic onlooker could have guessed that it would become this popular. Almost two years after its summer 2015 launch, the game is still selling well,...

  • News Dropshot Is Rocket League's Latest New Mode

    Update drops next week

    Psyonix is readying up its latest content update for its evergreen multiplayer smash Rocket League. The headline addition this time around is Dropshot, an all-new game type that introduces yet another way to pit rocket cars against a giant ball. The objective in this new mode is to use the ball to deal damage to segments of...

  • News Rocket League Runs in 4K at 60 Frames Per Second on PS4 Pro

    Patch coming next week

    One of the most played PlayStation 4 games is about to get a facelift, with Psyonix pledging PS4 Pro support for Rocket League starting 21st February. This is a full, native patch and not a Boost Mode improvement, meaning that the title will now run in (checkerboard) 4K at 60 frames-per-second across all arenas in...

  • News Holy Moly! Rocket League's Getting Hot Wheels DLC

    Like, licensed Hot Wheels

    Rocket League's rapid ascension from cult indie classic to mainstream monster could probably be marked by the addition of the Batmobile, but we reckon these Hot Wheels classics are arguably even cooler. Psyonix has announced that Bone Shaker and Twin Mill III are launching as DLC cars starting 21st February. They'll cost...

  • News Of Course Rocket League's Getting a Line of Toy Cars

    OMG!

    Back when we described Rocket League as the PlayStation 4's killer app in 2014 – long before #ColinWasRight, we simply have to snipe – we could never have imagined how popular it would actually go on to become. Well, here's a reminder that the release is no humble indie these days: it's getting a line of licensed toy cars. We're being...

  • News Over 1 Billion Rocket League Matches Have Been Played

    A load of balls

    Rocket League launched on the PlayStation 4 back in the summer of 2015, and it was an instant hit. The simple but incredibly effective concept quickly caught on with all kinds of players, and the title has confidently surfed its wave of popularity ever since, with developer Psyonix Studios providing regular game updates for good...

  • News Rocket League Scores Custom Training Mode

    Coming in the upcoming Fall update

    Rocket League is truly a game that keeps on giving, and more than a year after its release, Psyonix is still releasing free content in the form of the Custom Training mode. This allows players to create their own training scenarios by choosing the difficulty, map, and whether you want to be a goalie or striker,...

  • News Rocket League Will Probably Score PS4 Pro Support

    OMG! OMG!

    A bit like when Psyonix pooled community interest in the PlayStation 4 release of Rocket League and we posted about how it absolutely had to happen because it would be the best thing since sliced bread, Psyonix now wants to know whether you want a PS4 Pro update for the car-soccer smash. Which, of course, you do, so we're glad that's...

  • News Rocket League Receives New Mode in Gigantic Update

    Let's get ready to Rumble

    We're now well over a year into Rocket League's life, and Psyonix doesn't appear to be slowing down on the post-launch support. The much-loved multiplayer game, still a firm favourite of yours truly, has just received its latest patch, and it's another big one, introducing new items, systems, and even an extra Rocket Labs...

  • News Rocket League's Free New PS4 Mode Is Party Focused

    Rumble in the jungle

    Rocket League's appeal has always been its purity, but with the core mechanics mastered, there's always room for a bit of madness. Rumble, which will be added for free in September, is a brand new mode which will bring a bit of chaos to the core formula in the form of power-ups. These include the ability to freeze the ball,...

  • News Rocket League's PS4-Xbox One Cross-Network Play Is Ready to Go

    But the ball's still in Sony's court

    Oh right, we'd forgotten about this. Those of you with really long memories will recall Microsoft suddenly changing its policy regarding cross-network play a few months back, putting Sony on the spot by suggesting that it wants Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players to play together. We're sure that the current...

  • News Rocket League to Receive Paid Crate System

    Crates will only contain cosmetic items

    After Reddit user TheSgtPunishment uncovered an image from Rocket League's source code suggesting that a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-style crate system (in which players pay money in exchange for crates containing random items) would be coming to the game at some point, Psyonix's Vice-President Jeremy...

  • News Rocket League's Neo Tokyo Update Is Massive

    GG, Psyonix

    It seems that, to win the favour of gamers these days, ongoing support for your game is just as important as the game you launch. Psyonix knows this, and its post-release content drops and feature-adding patches have kept swathes of players happy since the seminal sports game launched last year. Rocket League's latest patch, version...

  • News Rocket League's Neo Tokyo Arena Says Konnichiwa to PS4

    OMG! OMG! Wow

    The environmental design in Rocket League has always been one of its understated assets, but it looks like its all-new Neo Tokyo arena will take things to the next level. Available for free from 20th June, this sweet looking stage is absolutely bursting with detail, and while there's nothing especially original about a neon-soaked...

  • News Rocket League Hoops Laces Its Hi-Tops in PS4 Patch

    Net it now

    Rocket League Hoops, the free basketball-inspired spin-off mode for Psyonix's future sports smash, is available now for free on the PlayStation 4. You should net the title's latest patch, v1.17, the moment that you boot up your console, which includes access to the new mode and arena. The update also includes support for all of the NBA...

  • News Rocket League Hoops Looks Like Another Slam Dunk

    Find out what all the hoopla's about

    Even games as good as Rocket League require fresh updates to keep their fanbase engaged, and it looks like Psyonix has struck gold yet again with the title's upcoming Hoops patch. The new mode – which basically turns the title into basketball with cars as opposed to football with cars – looks like a simple...

  • News Rocket League Races to Retail This Summer on PS4

    OMG! Nice shot!

    Remember a time before Rocket League? No, us neither. The addictive PlayStation 4 car-meets-soccer sim will take a shot at retail this summer, with 505 Games handling all of the headache-inducing distribution stuff. Imaginatively dubbed the Rocket League: Collector's Edition, the physical release will launch with the title's trio...

  • News Psyonix Teases Basketball Mode for Rocket League

    We're dribbling over this

    Just when you thought that Rocket League couldn't get any better – after getting an Ice Hockey mode as well as the innovative Rocket Labs maps – Psyonix has gone and done it again, teasing a new Rocket League Hoops mode on its Twitter account. The tweet simply shows the above image, as well as the caption: "March...

  • News The, Er, Batmobile's Coming to Rocket League on PS4

    Send a spotlight signal

    When you move 10 million units, you tend to open a lot of doors for yourself. It's perhaps no major surprise that Rocket League will be adding the Batmobile from 8th March on the PlayStation 4. The supercharged vehicle will cost you just $1.99, and will come with three antenna flags – one apiece for Batman, Superman, and...

  • News Rocket League Scores a Retail Release on PS4

    Supersonic

    Vehicular soccer sensation Rocket League will boost to retail stores in the near future, developer Psyonix has announced. The news was teased on a Kinda Funny livestream, before being officially announced on the game's Facebook page. The developer said that more details will follow soon, including who it's partnering with and what content...

  • News New Rocket League Update Drops Next Month, Brings an End to Season One

    Also adds loot

    Psyonix has done an excellent job of keeping Rocket League fresh with new content and gameplay modifiers, and it looks like 2016 won't be an exception. On its Steam Community page, the San Diego-based team announced that the first season of competitive Rocket League will be brought to a close when a new update launches in February...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Rocket League (PS4)

    Wow! Wow! Close one! No problem.

    Psyonix just nailed it. Rocket League was released relatively quietly with PlayStation Plus this summer, it was downloaded and played by millions, and the rest is history. It's a hit with the press, it's a hit with gamers, it's an eSport, it's all over YouTube, and in today's gaming climate, that's a pretty big deal...

  • News Rocket League Rakes in Over $50 Million for Psyonix

    Wow! Nice shot!

    Psyonix will be celebrating Christmas with a three bird roast and those cool crackers that have gags inside them, because Rocket League's success has earned the indie outfit a whopping $50 million since launching in July. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the game only cost around $2 million to make, so the studio's...

  • News Portal Teleports to Rocket League with New Items

    Not a lie

    There's already a plethora of items to unlock in Game of the Year contender Rocket League, but developer Psyonix is still adding content. This time around, it's a bunch of Portal-themed items announced via the studio's Steam Community page, which have later been confirmed for the PlayStation 4 on the game's official subreddit. Nine...

  • News Rocket League's Winter Games Look Puckin' Awesome

    Deck the balls

    Rocket League loves a good seasonal celebration, and this Christmas it'll be feeling the festive spirit. Psyonix has announced on the PlayStation Blog that its Mutator Mashup playlist will soon be replaced by a cool mode named Snow Day, which will bring a chilly twist to the title's usual gameplay. Set to release on 14th December,...

  • News Rocket League Returns with Free PS4 Wasteland Arena

    Mad match

    The gift that keeps giving is about to go a bit Mad Max, as Rocket League is gearing up for the release of its first "non-regulation" arena, Wasteland. This new pitch – which will be free for all players – is bigger than previous stadiums, and features irregular boost placements. It's also sloped around the perimeter, making matches...

  • News Rocket League's Free Match Mutators Change the Game on PS4

    Vault Boy joins the fun, too

    Ever wanted to play Rocket League in slow-motion with a bouncing cube? Well, now you can, as the game's previously promised match mutators are available now as part of a free PlayStation 4 patch. You can mix and match these as you see fit in private or exhibition games, while a new Mutator Mashup option has been added...

  • News Rocket League Changes the Game with Mutators and Ice Hockey

    And they'll be free

    Are you growing weary of the bog-standard Rocket League game types? There's good news for you, then, because Mutators are coming in a free upcoming update. These will allow you to mix and match various different gameplay modifiers to create tons of brand new game types. Perhaps you'd rather play with a cube in low gravity? Well,...

  • News Great Scott! Rocket League Goes Back to the Future

    Wait a minute! Wait a minute!

    As the great band Busted once sang: "I've been to the Year 3000. Not much has changed but they lived underwater. And this game that they play called Rocket League – well, it's pretty fine." Speaking of which, Psyonix's surprise smash will be getting an added bonus later this month, as the DeLorean drops by for a tour...

  • News Rocket League Celebrates the Scary Season with Free Hallowe'en Unlocks

    Boo nil

    We have nightmares about coming up against some of the world's best Rocket League players on a regular occasion, but this is the kind of fright that we can get behind. In keeping with Psyonix's outstanding post-release support strategy, the developer has taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that a slew of Hallowe'en items will be...

  • News Rocket League Brings the Revenge of the Battle Cars in October

    Back to where it all began

    We can't quite make up our mind about this new Rocket League trailer. On the one hand, it's pretty darn good – but we can't shake the feeling that it would probably fit a romantic comedy movie better. That said, we suppose that Psyonix's arcade smash has one of the greatest coming of age stories ever – after all, no...

  • News Rocket League May Be the Most Enjoyable E-Sport Ever

    OMG! Wow! Nice shot

    E-Sports can be a bit embarrassing, but Rocket League actually makes for an enjoyable spectator experience. This face-off between Cosmic Aftershock and Kings of Urban goes right to the wire, with a last second aerial winner wrapping things up in dramatic fashion. The game definitely needs better director tools, but even with some...

  • News Rocket League's 1.04 PS4 Update Launches Today

    Supersonic Fury DLC comes tomorrow

    Internet darling and Push Square Game of the Month Rocket League will be updated to version v1.04 today by 17:00PM PT (01:00AM BST tomorrow for Brits), the official Rocket League Twitter has announced. This new update will add the new Utopia Coliseum arena, as well as the much-requested Spectator Mode and a new...

  • News PS4's Rocket League to Race onto Other Platforms in the Future

    Victory lap

    Rocket League, the brilliant half-soccer, half-racer sim from Psyonix, is making its way to other platforms, the developer has confirmed. What those platforms will be and when their ports are coming has not yet been announced. "We're definitely looking into other platforms. Absolutely. 100 percent," said Psyonix's vice president of...

  • Soapbox Why Rocket League Is Perfect for Me

    Ryan Oehrli has re-discovered his love of local multiplayer

    I've never been athletic. I was born with hilariously bad eyesight, my coordination is far below average, and, to be frank, I just don't like sports. As a kid, whenever my Dad would drag me out to the back yard to play catch with him, I would protest, because I knew that I wouldn't catch...

  • News Rocket League's Supersonic Fury DLC Adds New Cars and Trophies

    Boosting in this August

    Rocket League is arguably one of the most enjoyable games on the PlayStation 4, so the prospect of an add-on pack has everyone at Push Square Towers practically salivating like a dog that's just won a year's supply of Bonio. And the good news is that the first expansion isn't far away; Supersonic Fury will release in early...