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Football With Rocketcars: Rocket League Released

No diving

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:

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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