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Rocket League

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hogso    1,769

That's right, guy - news at the last on the sequel to not just the best game of all time, but humanity's greatest achievement, the game known the world over simply as... 'Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars'.

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* Dedicated server support: This will remove any host advantage and improve lag, matchmaking, and stat tracking

* Mutators: This is a very cool system designed to allow alteration the normal game in a lot of ways. For instance there might be a whole set of Ball Mutators such as "Cube Ball" or "Big Ball" and other sets that allow things like "Large Goals" or changing the scoring mechanic. We have tons of ideas for these.

* Vastly improved matchmaking system: Given the mutator system we need a robust matchmaking system that makes it easy to find games but also to filter out mutated games you may or may not want to play. You will ALWAYS be able to play pure Battle-Cars however.

* Car customization: I can't say much about this yet but you will be able to customize your car.

* In-Game Tournament support: The game will support tournaments natively. Psyonix can define these but we may be able to add support for players to create them as well.

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* We develop what we call a Minimum Viable Product. Basically it's an Alpha version that has the minimum content needed to allow people to play in online matches and give us feedback.

*We release this Alpha version on PC...possibly Steam but could be a website download.

*The Alpha will be FREE because we want to encourage a large community.

*We take your feedback into account and start making updates, adding features as fast as we can build them.

saucepan

**** yes.

 

 

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hogso    1,769

I've been selected for the Alpha! :hooray: Should get the code tomorrow morning :clap:

 

However, they have changed the name to 'Rocket League'...not sure how I feel about that.

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hogso    1,769

I've just had about an hour and a half of pure joy. Oh man.

 

When this game hits PS4 guys, for **** sake buy it. Of course the meat of the game is still essentially 'soccar', but they're expanding it in pretty much every way possible. The reason football/soccor/soccar isn't mentioned in the title is that they want it to be accessible and open to all possibilities. So races, destruction derbys, maybe some other sports like tennis and basketball in there aswell.

 

The Alpha (finished now as the EU servers have been shut down for tonight) is only one car and one arena, but man. So much fun.

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Stevo985    23,006

I love your almost one man crusade to get people to like this game :)

 

FWIW, the original came installed on the second hand PS3 I just bought. So I might actually give it a go.

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GarethRDR    5,183

Hogso's sustained enthusiasm for this game accounts for about 10% of my decision to switch consoles for the next-gen.

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hogso    1,769

I love your almost one man crusade to get people to like this game :)

FWIW, the original came installed on the second hand PS3 I just bought. So I might actually give it a go.

:o

It did? Let me know if you do give it a go so I can add you and play some games with ya. I haven't actually played sarp in ages, will probably take some time getting used to the physics again after having got used to the new physics in Rocket League.

I accept that sarp was a bit niche, and if you didn't really enjoy the game and didn't get involved with the community there might not be too much to hold your attention.

With Rocket League, though, they're really making an effort to ensure more people get involved, and stick around for longer. Lots of customisation options for your cars, crafting, extra game modes, plus the engine is better so crazy weird things happen less often than they do in sarp.

Can't post any footage or screenshots of RL yet! But it looks gorgeous too, as well as playing and feeling wonderful.

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hogso    1,769

Got an Alpha invite for Rocket League via steam, any takers? I expect ~100 requests for it, so please bare in mind there may be an interview process, with the successful applicant being awarded the invite.

I believe then the invited and myself would then get a further invite. Use of, and multiple referrals via these invites will unlock special stickers and custom items for your car in-game, too, so that's cool ^_^

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hogso    1,769

Installed the PS4 beta this morning, will be on it this evening, hopefully, EU servers run 5pm-6am GMT. I can't wait man, it's going to be mega. Full release is due 'summer', so not too long away really. Everyone buy it please.

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hogso    1,769

My best from the beta so far

https://youtu.be/D2J5bXmtrNw

Had a blast on it today, the final day of the current phase

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PieFacE    5,209

My best from the beta so far

https://youtu.be/D2J5bXmtrNw

Had a blast on it today, the final day of the current phase

ahahah...wtf is this game? :lol:

 

Is it a playstation exclusive?

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hogso    1,769

No definitive date yet, it's chalked up simply as 'summer'. Beta passes are freely available for those who would like to give it a go.

My best from the beta so far

https://youtu.be/D2J5bXmtrNw

Had a blast on it today, the final day of the current phase

ahahah...wtf is this game? :lol:

Is it a playstation exclusive?

It is an exclusive, and one of the main reasons I purchased a PS4. Did you manage to avoid my SARPBC propagandhi? Curious. It's basically car football, with the cars being able to jump, go supersonic and blow other cars up, and fly. The improvements made to what was already an absolute marvel are good, it is oddly bug free tho. Some of my fondest memories of SARPBC are of the bugs...

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Bunnski    1,686

Love this game, been on both betas and have gotten pretty good at it. Scoring back flips and aerial goals is when you know you have truly mastered it. Can't wait for the full game.

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hogso    1,769

Love this game, been on both betas and have gotten pretty good at it. Scoring back flips and aerial goals is when you know you have truly mastered it. Can't wait for the full game.

Yes pal! Add me up. Did you play SARPBC a lot too? I played the alpha via steam for rocket league from day one, fortunately with a dual shock so the transfer to pc wasn't too bad.

There's some of my vids in the SARPBC thread I think, amongst them a reverse aerial, let's see...here it is

https://youtu.be/9s2kNIp5GKk

Was pleased with that, had been trying to hit one for ages, that was one of the better ones

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Bunnski    1,686

Love this game, been on both betas and have gotten pretty good at it. Scoring back flips and aerial goals is when you know you have truly mastered it. Can't wait for the full game.

Yes pal! Add me up. Did you play SARPBC a lot too? I played the alpha via steam for rocket league from day one, fortunately with a dual shock so the transfer to pc wasn't too bad.

There's some of my vids in the SARPBC thread I think, amongst them a reverse aerial, let's see...here it is

https://youtu.be/9s2kNIp5GKk

Was pleased with that, had been trying to hit one for ages, that was one of the better ones

Haha that's a beast of a goal, nice one. I'll send you a friend request in a bit, might get a game or 2 in before the beta ends if you're on.

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Trophy list has been revealed

 

~Plat~

 

Virtuoso - all trophies

 

~Gold~

 

Stoked - collect all items

Far, Far Away... - drive a total of 500km

Super Victorious - win 30 games

Champion - win season championship

The Streak - win 10 consecutive games

 

~Silver~

 

Helen's Pride - score 6 goals in one match

Battle-Car Collector - unlock all battle-cars

Drops In The Bucket - collect 50 items

Rocketeer - complete the regular season

Grease Monkey - customise every slot on a battle-car

Pitch Veteran - play 20 games

Rider's Block - make 20 saves

Break Shot - hit opponent into ball to score a goal

Turbocharger - use rocket boost for 5 mins total

Drill Sergeant - complete every practice

 

~Bronze~

 

Minute To Win It - with a minute left, win a match that was tied or losing

Speed Demon - fill and empty rocket boost 10 times in one match

Pick-Me Up - collect 5 items

Wall-Crawler - drive on dome walls for total 5 minutes

Team Player - play against every team in a season

SARPBC Forever - use both classic battle-cars

Feather In Your Recap - watch a save file in replay mode

Winner - win 5 games

Clean Sheet - win a game without conceeding

Triple Threat - win a 3v3 game

Double Up - win a 2v2 game

Singles Club - win a 1v1 game

Perfect Start - win your first game of the season

Still A Show-Off - score a goal while reversing

Know The Drill - complete the practice drill

Traveler - play in every stadium

Tinkerer - customise one slot on a battle-car

First Timer - score your first goal

Barras Bravas - play an online game with a friend

Friendly - play an exhibition match

 

Some curious ommisions - no 4v4 trophy, no trophy for scoring x amount nor x amount of assists. They all seem very reasonable and considerably easier than the trophies for SARPBC which included, amongst others, 500 online goals and gold in all single player activities, which was tough.

 

The references to 'seasons' and playing all 'teams' are interesting.

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Bunnski    1,686

Trophy list has been revealed

~Plat~

Virtuoso - all trophies

~Gold~

Stoked - collect all items

Far, Far Away... - drive a total of 500km

Super Victorious - win 30 games

Champion - win season championship

The Streak - win 10 consecutive games

~Silver~

Helen's Pride - score 6 goals in one match

Battle-Car Collector - unlock all battle-cars

Drops In The Bucket - collect 50 items

Rocketeer - complete the regular season

Grease Monkey - customise every slot on a battle-car

Pitch Veteran - play 20 games

Rider's Block - make 20 saves

Break Shot - hit opponent into ball to score a goal

Turbocharger - use rocket boost for 5 mins total

Drill Sergeant - complete every practice

~Bronze~

Minute To Win It - with a minute left, win a match that was tied or losing

Speed Demon - fill and empty rocket boost 10 times in one match

Pick-Me Up - collect 5 items

Wall-Crawler - drive on dome walls for total 5 minutes

Team Player - play against every team in a season

SARPBC Forever - use both classic battle-cars

Feather In Your Recap - watch a save file in replay mode

Winner - win 5 games

Clean Sheet - win a game without conceeding

Triple Threat - win a 3v3 game

Double Up - win a 2v2 game

Singles Club - win a 1v1 game

Perfect Start - win your first game of the season

Still A Show-Off - score a goal while reversing

Know The Drill - complete the practice drill

Traveler - play in every stadium

Tinkerer - customise one slot on a battle-car

First Timer - score your first goal

Barras Bravas - play an online game with a friend

Friendly - play an exhibition match

Some curious ommisions - no 4v4 trophy, no trophy for scoring x amount nor x amount of assists. They all seem very reasonable and considerably easier than the trophies for SARPBC which included, amongst others, 500 online goals and gold in all single player activities, which was tough.

The references to 'seasons' and playing all 'teams' are interesting.

Still no word on a release date?
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