I’m still in awe from the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) finals last night. My Platinum III rank looks average compared to what the best Rocket League players were doing over the weekend. I mean, just look at this.
Between all the insane matches, Psyonix also gave us a sneak peek at what they’re cooking up to celebrate two years of Rocket League (coming July 5). And the devs are going all out.
You want custom goal explosions? You got’em. Psyonix is also tossing in custom trails and engine sounds too. Two new Import cars, a new map, the start of season 5 and more. Here’s the trailer.
All that stuff sounds amazing, but the in-game radio is a feature I’ve wanted since I first played the game. All that awesome music and we could never listen to it in-game. Sure, you can fire up Spotify – but I wanted it built right into the game. Psyonix announced Rocket League Radio featuring Monstercat. 18 new songs are coming in the new update. Hey, just let me listen to all of the great music, and I’m good.
It’s been fantastic watching the success of Rocket League. Two years later and it’s the game I come back to every week. Sure, Battlegrounds is taking up a lot of my playtime right now – but I always jump on Rocket League for a few matches before calling it a night. You can’t beat 5 minutes of pure fun over and over again.
I never thought a game of car soccer would hook me like this, but it’s the best multiplayer game I’ve ever played. I’ll always be a shooter junkie, but Rocket League is magical. A perfect blend of quick games, fun and skill progression.
And on top of all that, great support from Psyonix.
I can’t recommend the Rocket League documentary from NoClip enough. Danny O’Dwyer talks to the folks behind the game and tells their story from a mode in Unreal Tournament 2004 to the biggest indie game since Minecraft.