Rocket League will be getting a slew of new content in the coming months, in the form of a couple of new products. Epic Games’ future plans for the game were revealed in an internal filing that was made public as a result of the court case between Apple and Epic Games. The presentation is primarily focused on plans for Fortnite, including upcoming skins, but new details for Rocket League were also revealed. This year, players can expect to see the release of Rocket League “Next” and Rocket League Sideswipe (referred to in the document as Rocket League “2D”). Apparently, a beta version of the first will debut in the second quarter of 2021, while the second could appear on iOS “as early as summer 2020.”
The full internal presentation was shared by The Verge and can be found here. Rocket League content appears on pages 91 and 92. Page images can also be found in the iFireMonkey Tweet embedded below:
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Epic Games plans to add Cross-Progression into the Mobile Rocket League 2D app with “TWO” new products on the horizon for mobile. pic.twitter.com/bl7IftmKBW
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) May 3, 2021
Rocket League “Next” will offer a “next generation client with a complete gaming experience on all platforms, including mobile”. Players can expect to see cross-play and cross-progression in all versions of the game once it has been released. The alpha / beta version of the game will appear first on mobile platforms.
For those of you unfamiliar, Rocket League Sideswipe seems to be an interesting take on the game’s concept. As the document indicates, the game will take place in 2D scenarios. The presentation image makes the game look like a hybrid of the traditional Rocket League with the Super Smash Bros franchise. The game is designed specifically for mobile devices and will support touch screen controls and controllers. It will also feature some “cross-platform gaming incentives.”
These two startups certainly sound exciting. For now, Rocket League fans will just have to wait for the official announcements from Epic Games. Rocket League is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.