Rocket League Xbox One X upgrade pushed to late 2018
Rocket League is a sports game where you control a vehicle and have to use it to play soccer. You jump, boost and hit your way to victory in intense single-player or multiplayer matches. The game looks sharp and runs smoothly on Xbox One, but many gamers have been waiting for the title’s Xbox One X upgrade. It looks like the delay is more severe than we thought. A few months ago, developer Psyonix said that it would update Rocket League for Xbox One X relatively soon.
It looks like those plans have been pushed back and now the upgrade is expected to launch in late 2018. The developer revealed this information when it shared plans for Spring 2018. This is a curious delay because it seems like the Xbox One X upgrade isn’t a priority. If you look at the studio’s plans, the recently-released Nintendo Switch version is getting two graphics modes before Microsoft’s new console is getting the upgrade. It’s understandable that a small team can’t be working on this many patches at once, but it may cause headaches for Xbox One X fans eagerly awaiting the upgrade.
Hopefully Psyonix will reconsider its timeline because this news will be upsetting to many owners. By the time Rocket League’s Xbox One X upgrade hits, the console might be a year old and many gamers may have moved on.
Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018
Massively popular game Rocket League finally became available for Nintendo Switch in November, but only as a digital download. It only takes up 4.8GB of the internal storage or microSD card slot, but that can still take an age to download, depending on your broadband speeds. You’re in luck; a Rocket League Collector’s Edition will be released in January 2018, both online and in high street shops. It not only contains the full game on a Switch cartridge, it offers up a whole platter of downloadable content included in the price. You get the Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars and Chaos Run DLC packs, plus Aftershock, Marauder, Espera and Masamune add-on cars.
Also included are customisation items based on DC Comics’ The Flash and a limited art print by Psyonix concept artist Jay Zhang. Rocket League Collector’s Edition for the Nintendo Switch will be available in stores from 16 January in the US, priced at $39.99, central Europe from 25 January for €39.99 and the UK from 26 January for £34.99. It’s a bit more expensive than the digital download version – which is available on the Nintendo eShop now – but it does include all the goodies above, which makes the overall package a cheaper alternative.
Two Batmobiles Coming To Rocket League Next Week
Since its release, Rocket League has gotten several tie-in DLC packs that add various well-known vehicles, like the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Another pair of iconic cars will be usable in the game: two Batmobiles. The vehicles headline the DC Super Heroes DLC pack, which also comes with a variety of cosmetic items. You’ll be able to drive the 1989 version of the Batmobile as well as the Tumbler, the tank-like vehicle from The Dark Knight. These will be the second and third Batmobiles added to the game; back in 2016, developer Psyonix also released the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
You can check the new ones out in action in the video below. Alongside the Batmobiles, you’ll also get access to a bunch of DC cosmetic items themed after various heroes. There’ll be decals and banners for Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and several other characters. The DLC will run you $4, and it’ll launch on March 5 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. In other news, the game is still extremely popular-back in January, it passed 40 million total players.
In spite of its success, don’t expect Rocket League 2 soon. Psyonix plans on continuing to support the first game with more DLC.All Cosmetic ItemsAquaman-Decal, and Player Banner.