This article was published on April 20, 2016

Rocket League trades in the pitch for hardwood in new basketball mode


Rocket League trades in the pitch for hardwood in new basketball mode
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Back in March, Rocket League — the futuristic soccer game featuring cars instead of whining sacks of flesh — teased a new basketball mode that hoops fans pretty much went nuts over.

Today, they dropped a trailer on us for just what that might look like, as well as a release date — April 26.

The downloadable add-on will be available for free and includes a new basketball-themed arena and a few other gameplay tweaks — like the net, which is now a ramp, and a net, but also a ramp. If you’re willing to pony up a cool $1.99, you’ll also get NBA-licensed flags for each of its 30 teams.

After going from soccer, to hockey and now to basketball, I’m really curious to see what Rocket League is working on next; I’m also terrified at the proposition of all the flying that the new mode is going to require.