From their recent move to Epic Games and Fortnite collaborations, Rocket League has had healthy growth under their new ownership. With plenty of support flowing into the game thanks to moving Rocket League into a free-to-play environment. When the announcement of Psyonix being acquired by Epic Games, many felt uneasy about the new direction and if it would make or break the grassroots indie community. Thankfully, the player base is seemingly intact, with a whole flood of newer players just breaking onto the stage. Yet, it seems that Psyonix is inventing a whole new way to experience Rocket League on mobile devices. Announced today on the Rocket League Twitter was a teaser of a brand new mobile experience; Rocket League Sideswipe shrinks down the game to just 2 dimensions.
INCOMING!! Rocket League Sideswipe is coming to iOS and Android later this year.
This all-new game will bring the competitive, car soccer gameplay you all LOVE to mobile devices with unique arcade-style action.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) March 24, 2021
With the trailer showcasing a whole host of things to expect from the title, there is plenty familiar for Rocket League fans. With customization and control being similar, the team details more decisions in their blog post. Although as more seasoned players will point out, the mechanics have certainly downsized. It will make the gameplay considerably more reliant on aerial play and pitching your vehicle in the right direction with a two-dimensional view. That being said, much of the game will rely on how much control the player is given in an airborne state. Comparatively, the game looks just like normal, but Rocket League Sideswipe has raised goalines and faster matches. While the details on how it plays are still yet to be seen, it seems that the main gameplay will consist of 2 minute 1v1 and 2v2 matches. With the promising robust mechanical skill involved to climb the ranked ladder, Psyonix is certainly treating this as a new way to experience Rocket League. With a beta test on Android devices in New Zealand and Australia, the game is set to launch on all mobile phones later this year.
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