Currently capped at eight via the 4v4 mode, Psyonix has conceded that it would only consider upping the Rocket League player count if bigger arenas were introduced to match.
Speaking with Major Nelson (AKA Larry Hryb), Studio Vice President Jeremy Dunham revealed that the team had been experimenting with a larger player count, though the results proved to be “a little too crazy.”
Nevertheless, Dunham hinted that a boosted player count could make its way into Rocket League via a future update, but only when the team decides to “go with bigger stadiums.”
“We experimented with larger player counts but it’s too crazy. Maybe one day we’ll revisit it if we ever decide to go with bigger stadiums. But for now, more than 4v4 we think takes a little bit away from the enjoyment of the game; it gets a little too crazy.”
Rocket League‘s February update is the next major milestone on the studio’s post-launch support. It’ll include the Rocket Labs, allowing players to test out prototype arenas that could go on to become fully-fledged maps in the main game.
[Source: Major Nelson]