Though perhaps we might’ve hoped for remote-control cars and perhaps even an official Rocket League stadium, this is still pretty exciting news. Rocket League is coming to the real world with a line of miniature pull-back racing cars.
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Rocket League developers Psyonix have partnered with Zag Toys on the pull-back racers, each of which will be sold inside its own rocket ball, so you’ll have something to dribble. Make a couple of goals on your living room floor and get some mates round, and you could have a proper game. Just go easy on the incompetent fools when they blindly rush for goal, refuse to pass, betray no understanding of space, fail to track back, and so on. Breathe.
There will be twelve cars sold in a ‘blind bag’ system – you won’t be able to see which car the rocket ball conceals – so you get the ‘fun’ of trading with friends to try and collect them all. The first twelve cars are Octane, Dominus, Masamune, Hotshot, Grog, X-Devil, Merc, and Backfire, with four limited variants to round out the dozen. Use of the word ‘first’ in the initial announcement suggests more could be on the way.
The Rocket League toys are due to be released this spring. Meanwhile, the digital Rocket League can be found on Steam for £14.99 ($19.99). It’s a giant bundle of wholesome multiplayer fun, as an astonishing 25 million players have discovered.