All the major Xbox franchises are getting the Rocket League treatment. Sunset Overdrive joins Halo and Gears of War with exclusive items in the Xbox One version of the ‘soccer meets rocket boosted cars’ game.
Insomniac Games creative director Marcus Smith announced the new items in a post showering well-deserved praise on Rocket League. Fizzie makes an appearance as an antenna. And, according to Smith, the Overcharge rocket boost is perfect.
“The Overcharge bubbles look and sound great,” said Smith. “When the booster is activated, you can hear the firing mechanism from the Ahab gun in Sunset. It’s so good! Hats off to our friends at Psyonix. They did a hell of a job.”
In the same post, Smith sums up why so many of us can’t get enough of Rocket League. “I’m among the millions of people out there who fell in love with Rocket League last year. It’s a game that is easy to grasp, but takes real skill to master. I am no master, but I’m still giddy over the course of an entire match. It’s that kind of big, high-action fun that I relish to counter (and complement!) hours spent in other realistic, gritty, or cerebral gaming experiences.”
Right on. I just made it to Gold 1 in Doubles, and I’m not tired of Rocket League one bit. Next month, I’ll be triple-dipping for the Xbox One version.
When is Rocket League coming to Xbox One?
Psyonix hasn’t given us a specific date outside of “February.” Yesterday, they explained why.
@Detroit_Keith Next month. We’ll announce a specific date once we pass cerification
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) January 20, 2016
I’m a little worried about the Xbox One version. I want it to be big, but the lack of cross-play with PC is concerning. The recent release of ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One has eased my concerns some. That game doesn’t have cross-play either, and it’s turned into a hit. We’ll just have to wait and see if the same holds true for Rocket League.
Watch people who are a lot better than you
Week 3 action of Rocket League Central’s Pro League kicks off on January 24th at 1 PM EST.
— RocketLeague Central (@RocketLGCentral) January 20, 2016
And here’s a bonus video from RocketLeagueCinema. If you’re not following them on YouTube, change that.
I don’t even know what to say. I thought some of my goals were epic…