Wouldn’t football be a lot better if we could remove the diving, faking, and rolling on the ground bawling like a big stupid baby? What if we could also replace footballers’ fragile legs with wheels? Wouldn’t it be great if they were rocket-powered too? You know what, stuff football and footballers: let’s make Rocket League [official site] real.
Rocket League is football with rocket-powered cars instead of meat-powered ghosts, blasting around stadiums with gnarly stunts and ball-knocking action. I imagine it’ll be the sport of the future, but you can get a taste today as last night the video game adaptation launched on Steam.
It’s Psyonix’s sequel to their 2008 PlayStation 3 game Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, if that name means anything to you (other than “whoa that name is wild” obvs). If it doesn’t, it’s a simple premise: football with rocketcars.
Matches are with up to eight players online, or four splitscreen. Neatly, a splitscreen team can play online against another splitscreen side. It also supports cross-platform multiplayer with the just-released PlayStation 4 version. Good stuff, that. Also, it has squillions of cosmetic doodads to unlock and customise your football car.
Rocket League is £14.99 on Steam. Have a gander at the launch trailer: