Following Psyonix’s announcement of a basketball mode coming to Rocket League, the studio has now unveiled just what the April Rocket League update will bring to the table.
Aside from being able to play basketball with cars, the April patch will also add in replay quick-saving, renaming replays and more. Check out the full details below.
New Mode – “Hoops”
The patch (scheduled for release late April), will bring the all-new, basketball-inspired game mode to the Rocket League community. “Hoops” will be available in Exhibition, Private Match or new Casual Playlist that pits players against each other in a 2v2 showdown. Look out for Hoops and its exclusive Arena, “Dunk House,” soon!
One of the most common requests from our community has been to add a quick-save feature and that’s exactly what we’ve added in this update. Press the new “Save Replay” hot-key/ button at any time during the match and your machine will take it from there — no more waiting for the post-match screen!
To go along with the new quick-save feature, we’re also introducing the ability to name and rename Replays. This means that players can soon name any new Replay in the post-game lobby or rename preexisting ones from the “Replays” menu.
What’s with that BOUNCE!?
From Wasteland to DFH Stadium, we’ve noticed the physics of the ball behaving in unusual ways (and so have you based on some of the videos we’ve seen). In the upcoming patch, we will introduce global changes to the physics behavior (with additional changes to the Wasteland Arena, specifically) to help ensure that the ball behaves as you would expect it to.
Xbox One and “Cosmic” Arena!
As a reminder to all Xbox One players, this patch will also introduce the content detailed in our Xbox Roadmap blog from earlier this year. You will be getting all features listed in the article above, including Rocket Labs — which brings new and experimental Arenas with virtual reality-inspired aesthetics to the Casual Playlist. As an added bonus, all platforms will receive the brand new Rocket Labs arena, “Cosmic,” inspired by the classic Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars map!
What else can Psyonix cook up for Rocket League to make the game even better? Maybe a baseball mode where players can bat the ball away as far as they can? We’ll let you know once the patch is live on PS4.
[Source: Rocket League]