Rocket League are getting an extra share on a mobile device. Developer Psyonix has announced a new section of the franchise named Rocket League Sideswipe, is a simplified version of the game built for mobile devices.
Rocket League Sideswipe is the first new game in the franchise since it launched in 2015. Like its console counterparts, Sideswipe is a sport / driving combo game in which the player controls the rocket car in a sci-fi soccer game.
New indie game is being developed for both iOS and Android. Psyonix says it is targeting a 2021 launch, though no specific window has been put in place. It will launch as a free game.
Main difference between Rocket League and Sideswipe is a mobile version that features one-to-one or two-to-two. The loops are much faster paced and last only two minutes. It has a miniature camera that shows the entire arena at once, instead of just tracking a player’s vehicle.
Sideswipe features touchscreen controls, online play and the same customization features as the main game. The game will have an online ranking system for competitive online play.
Alpha testing for the game starts today, but only in Australia and New Zealand. Players in those regions can now try the test for a limited time by downloading the game on Android through the Google Play store. Psyonix said it will have more information on betas in other regions over the next few months.
Main line Rocket League The game continues to grow as it has recently appeared on new consoles and adopts a free-to-play model. Last year, the game hit a new milestone as it passed 1 million concurrent players first.
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