Almost a month ago, Rocket League developer Psyonix teased that a Basketball mode would come to the game. Three days ago we at GameZone reported that the update would come sometime in April. The developers have recently released a full preview of what the big April update will bring to the game, check out the full list down below:
- The new mode, called Hoops, will bring the long awaited new basketball mode to the game. "Hoops" will be available in Exhibition, Private Matches, and in the Casual Playlist. The mode will feature a 2v2 battle where players will have to score by shooting the ball into the hoops. You better learn how to fly if you want to be good at this mode. A new map, called Dunk House, will also be added with the new mode to try to create an authentic basketball experience.
- A Quick Save feature will be added to make saving your replays much easier and faster. Players will just have to press the Save Replay button at any time during the match and the game takes it from there. Gamers no longer have to wait for the post-match screen to save epic replays.
- Improved physics! Psyonix has noticed that the ball behaves weird sometimes and decided to improve the physics. This physics update will introduce global changes to the physics behavior to make it easier to anticipate where the ball will go. Now gamers will no longer get to use the "the ball bounced weird" excuse.
- The Xbox One version will finally be on the same level as the other versions of the game. This update for Xbox One will include the addition of Rocket Labs to the Casual Playlist – with new and experimental arenas and VR-inspired aesthetics.
- Lastly, all platforms will receive a brand new Rocket Labs arena called Cosmic. This new arena is inspired by the classic Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars map.
Unfortunately, they have not dated the releases of the update, however, we do know it will definitely be coming later this month Rocket League will be among the first games to make use of Xbox’s newly announced cross-network play with Windows 10 PCs, and according to developer Psyonix Studios, it's ready to be the frontrunner for PS4 and Xbox One cross-play.
In the meantime, prepare all of your basketball names like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, and Jonas Jerebko to yell out when making some sweet dunks, 3-pointers, or some "from downtown" shots.