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This article was published on July 26, 2017

Rocket League reimagined as a 90s PlayStation 1 game is gloriously lo-fi

Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

With over 33 million players worldwide, soccer-but-with-cars multiplayer title Rocket League is one of the hottest games on the market right now. And while some fans might have seen its previous avatar as Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars from back in 2008, it’s fun to imagine what it might have looked like a decade before that.

That’s exactly what YouTuber 98Demake has done with his latest video, which takes Rocket League back in time to the PlayStation 1 era with janky graphics, scanlines, classic canned audio and a top-down camera angle that would’ve been easier on low-end gaming consoles.

The anonymous creator – who’s also cleverly reimagined modern hits like GTA V, Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed and The Last of Ustold CNET that each simulated gameplay clip is made from scratch using 3D modeling tools like Blender, and takes about 50 hours to put together. Check out the channel for more brilliant videos of your favorite games in a time warp.

 

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