Posts Tagged ‘Psyonix’

Rocket League To Fund Esports With Crate Drops

The first Rocket League Championship Series is already underway, pitting players of cars-wot-football against one another to find the world’s best. I know this because I read Brendan’s article where he took on the pros and won lost repeatedly and instantly.

Now it seems the main game is going to be getting some Team Fortress-style unlockable crate drops in order to fund future prize pools.

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Counter Striker: Rocket League Gets CS:GO-esque Loot

As if I wasn’t already struggling to not waste away my evenings playing Rocket League [official site], Psyonix continues to update it’s cosmetic loot system to become even more like something you’d see out of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. I’m not even kidding, later this month an update will add even more rarities to randomly receive after competing in matches as well as a trade-in system so that you can put your useless items towards something much more fetching. Still not convinced? What about special items that track your stats. And to top it all off, they’ve even announced plans to add player-to-player trading. My guess is another six months and we’ll be reading about people making $6000 selling a rare wizard hat.

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Off The Wall: Rocket League’s Three-Laned Pillar Arena

One of the many things I love about Rocket League [official site] is that developers Psyonix have kept adding to their ball-cage-car ‘em up since its launch last year. Part of their Rocket Labs casual playlist, Pillars is a new prototype level coming to the RPS game of 2015 next month that’ll significantly alter the playing field by dividing it into three lanes.

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Rocket League Gets Xbone Cross-Platform Play Today

Have you prepared your chants and jeers for Rocket League [official site] adding cross-platform multiplayer with Xbox One today? “You’re going home in the back of a Warthog.” Things like that. “Where’s your Milo gone? (Where’s your Milo gone?)” That stuff. “Two console wars and one E3, doo-dah doo-dah!” You get the idea. And after Edinburgh echoed with Sunshine on Leith all weekend, I realise you need a song too: Baba Yetu or At Doom’s Gate? What’s sportsball without friendly territorial rivalry?

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Get Dunked On! Rocket League Launches Hoops Mode

You may now dunk on your friends, and your friends may dunk on you, and you may all dunk on each other – and with each other – to your hearts’ content. The promised basketball-y Hoops mode arrived for Rocket League [official site] in a free update today. Instead of a goal, Hoops has a… a hovergoal? One of those big onion rings they play basketball with. You know the ones. Also, a load of cosmetic carbits inspired by The Witcher, Goat Simulator, and other games are now in Rocket League too.

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Squad Goals: Rocket League Free This Weekend, Witcher Collaboration Incoming

So what do you think of that Rocket League [official site], then? What’s that, you haven’t played it? Even though it was the RPS Best Game of 2015? Well aren’t you in luck, because Psyonix’s car-ball-cage-goal ‘em up is free this weekend on Steam. Annnd a Witcher 3 crossover is in the works too, set to land alongside the free Hoops update heading our way this Tuesday. Happy Friday.

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Vroomshakalaka! Rocket League Hoops Mode Next Week

I believe I can drive. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day, turboblast and fly away. So, y’know, I’m excited to hear that carball ‘em up Rocket League [official site] is adding its promised basketball-y Hoops mode next Tuesday, April 26th. It’s coming in a free update. Here, watch this (parking) space jam:

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