Basketball has made it to Rocket League

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Rocket League Hoops

Rocket League began as a very successful combination of racing and soccer. Late last year though developer Psyonix added in a hockey mode which proved to be very well received. It was more than just changing the ball to the puck, but the different physics meant the game had to be approached in a completely different manner. The air-game was de-emphasized in favor of playing the boards to a greater degree.

In a free update that went out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC today basketball has now joined soccer and hockey in Rocket League. The new Hoops mode includes a special arena, and the style of play will require more of a display of skill in the air than ever before, as well as using more deflections to land the ball inside the rim and away from opponents hoping to block it away.

While the Hoops mode is free there is also some paid DLC that has been released. In a partnership with the NBA there is now a pack of team flags for $2 that includes all 30 logos.