Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Tournaments Come (in Beta) to Rocket League Next Week

Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set.                  Psyonix Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set. Psyonix
Stacy Diaz | 16 February, 2018, 03:07

Featuring the "Octane" and "Dominus" vehicles in remote-controlled form, as well as the iconic Rocket League ball, and a charging base that sits under the custom field mat that looks as if it was ripped straight from the game!

Find out more about the making of: Rocket League.

Rocket League is a futuristic action-sports game where players pilot rocket-powered vehicles in an enhanced version of soccer by driving their vehicles into the ball and other players in a variety of arenas. Yeah, that's pretty expensive for what amounts to a toy race set. The studio is launching its Tournaments mode into a short beta test on Steam next week.

The Nintendo Switch is the latest gaming system in which the title was launched, but Psyonix does not want it to end there. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set won't be available until later this year in the USA, and Australian pricing and availability has not yet been announced. The game has become so popular, it will now have its own toy set revealed by Hot Wheels. Scoring is tracked as well, thanks to a built-in IR signal inside the ball that talks to the LCD scoreboard.

It is now unknown, however, if Hot Wheels will have other vehicle models available in the future. So much so that that it's seen licenced spinoffs of all sorts - with other properties invading the game. From the sounds of it, we might be getting more Hot Wheels DLC coming to the game somewhere down the road.

Psyonix is planning to implement Tournaments to Rocket League later this year, offering players a new way to compete, set to arrive complete with brackets and single-elimination rounds. "But that's just the beginning of what we have planned".