Beta opens for Disc Jam on PS4 and PC

Posted February 18th, 2017 at 10:30 am

There has been a recent resurgence in action sports game mashups with Rocket League the shining example of how they can be successful. The latest to emerge is Disc Jam which has been somewhat under the radar since releasing a trailer at E3 last year.

Disc Jam is described as a “fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic combination of air hockey and tennis.” A beta is open now on PlayStation 4 and PC through Steam. Sign-ups can be completed here for PS4 and here for PC.

Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending variable-point end zones. An exciting blend of strategy and skill, this arcade-inspired title boasts a zany roster of characters to compete with friends both on the couch and online.

Both singles and doubles modes are available to play in the beta along with training and customization. Disc Jam is the first game to be developed out of High Horse Entertainment, which was formed in 2015 by former Activision devs who undertook a “mission to bring the competitive arcade genre online and modernize it for the 21st century.”

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  • Brian

    Tennis ?!

  • ClubSteve

    reminds me of a tron-inspired sports game……would be pretty cool if they used the license and graphics from the movies.

  • ClubSteve

    even the music in the trailer sounds like it’s from tron…

  • MoneyMayweather

    this looks crazy

  • Patrick Bynum

    It’s inspired by a Neo Geo arcade game from the 90s called Windjammers. It’s a very fun game. I’d recommend giving the beta a shot.

  • Iown You

    This is a modern version of Windjammers on Neo-Geo. I like these alternative sports, but after playing RIGS for as long as I have, and then considering similar games to Disc Jam like DangerBall and HoloBall for PSVR, I need a VR version of the game. Playing something like this the regular way just doesn’t seem like it would be interesting to me. We’ll see.

    • Keith.

      My thoughts exactly.

  • MoneyMayweather

    Pasta do you believe EA sports biggest mistake was letting Mike Wang walk during the NBA live 11 dev cycle why the fuck didn’t let they let wang create NBA live 11 instead of going another direction when live 10 has been the most successful live at the time.

    EA dug it’s own grave by trying to do things their way instead of listening to the fans fans loved NBA live 10 and for them to let just wang walk out and back into 2k sports was probably the death knel for the franchise I believe had EA let Wang take over the Live 11 game Live 11 would have been the most successful live they had had since the sixth gen versions.

    Who exactly made the call to let wang walk? was it corporate? or the head of EA sports? because they basically killed off the series with that dumb move EA has never been able to recover when they had such a great Dev on the team.

    • Not sure if there will ever be the full story on why that came about, but the general understanding is EA wanted to go a new direction (gimmicky controls and such) and his vision was to continue down the sim more traditional path. EA saw their place in basketball slipping away and thought they had to do something dramatic. That backfired, but Live may have been a sinking ship regardless.

      • ClubSteve

        nba live 10 was not a bad game by any means… had the FIBA license too. what EA did was a definite gamble that they lost, for sure. all they had to do was improve on what they already had and add some different modes or dlc than what 2k had in their game. what was interesting is nba 2k took off starting with 2k11.

  • Ben Davis

    So they copied the Tron game.