It’s been four days since I’ve soared through the air in a rocket-boosted car whiffing at a giant soccer ball. Sorry, Psyonix – The Division is Diablo in shooter form. I just can’t stop trying to get my damage and health numbers to go higher.
Psyonix understands new games keep coming out, but they have a plan. And it includes basketball.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) March 11, 2016
Holy shit! There goes at least another 20 hours. Here’s a better look at the image.
Details are slim, but the image gives us an idea of how it works. First off, the basketball court looks incredible. Aerials and drop shots will be key. It looks like you can drive under the hoop, but it will need to fall from the top to count as a score. Man, I’m just imaging all the crazy ass saves we’re going to see with this mode.
You better start getting the hang of aerials if you haven’t mastered them yet. And apologies again to my Xbox friends. You’re going to see a lot more Rocket League clips clog up my activity feed.
As I said, Psyonix didn’t drop any more details, but did say it was “releasing later this year.”
Rocket League scores five BAFTA nominations
The BAFTA Awards nominations were released this week, and Rocket League is up for five awards including Best Game. It’s going up against Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Life is Strange, Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Those are all fantastic games, but there’s just something about Rocket League. I’ve been coming back to it for almost a year now and it never gets old. All I need now is to be able to play the awesome soundtrack while I’m boosting through the air. Make it happen, Psyonix.
Rocket League is also up for Family, Game Design, Multiplayer and Sport. Come on BAFTA, give them Multiplayer.
Rocket League also has a growing competitive scene. Check out Rocket League Central for tons of clips from the RLC Pro League. Or, you can watch nearly 8 hours from the recent playoffs.
Let me know what you think of Rocket League basketball in the comments. Are you as pumped as I am?