After five years, you would expect most online games to be dead or full of hackers because the team behind the game moved on. That is entirely the opposite of the situation with Rocket League.
Psyonix created this masterpiece six years ago. It keeps giving hours and hours of fun to fans worldwide. After Epic Games bought Psyonix at brought it to Epic Games Store, the game became free-to-play last summer. It has received a bunch of DLC that keeps the daily active user numbers very high.
Rocket League looks like it would make an excellent game to play on the go. However, currently, the only portable option is on the Nintendo Switch. Psyonix and Epic Games have obviously seen how mobile gaming has exploded in recent years. With big games like Call of Duty Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and League of Legends: Wild Rift amassing many active users, Rocket League will hop on the train with Rocket League Sideswipe.
What is Sideswipe?
Sideswipe is a new standalone mobile game in the Rocket League franchise. It’s set to launch later this year. It’s an experience built from the ground up that Psyonix will launch on iOS and Android to take the core, competitive gameplay of Rocket League and reimagine it for mobile devices.
In Rocket League SideSwipe, players will compete in 1v1 or 2v2 matches instead of the classic 3v3 used in the main game. All the games are fast-paced. This is a game mechanic that works perfectly on mobile devices with two-minute matches. Plus, you can play with friends near or far thanks to online play.
Rocket League SideSwipe will feature easy mobile controls to pick up whether you’re a master in the original game or a new player who can’t find his way around the field. Plus, Psyonix promises that there’ll be advanced mechanics for those who want to climb the competitive ranks.
When is Sideswipe coming out?
Psyonix and Epic Games are targeting a worldwide launch for later this year. Like the main game, Rocket League Sideswipe is free to play on iOS and Android.
Players in Australia and New Zealand are already eligible for a limited regional alpha test on Android via the Google Play Store. Depending on how good or bad the alpha goes, we could see more tests worldwide ahead of the eventual full launch.