Rocket League won’t be getting a sequel any time soon as developer Psyonix is working on making the current game a games-as-service title.
I know what you’ve probably never wondered… With Rocket League doing pretty well for itself surely Psyonix are thinking of creating a sequel for their highly competitive rocket-powered car football game?
Well, my metaphorical reader, if you HAVE wondered that, you might be sad to hear that they are not working on a new Rocket League game and instead will be bringing more content to evolve the game – basically, games-as-service.
Speaking with GameSpot, game director Scott Rudi broke the news that they’re working on making Rocket League a platform, supporting the current game with new content to evolve it rather than working on a new game entirely.
“That’s preferable to do; games-as-a-service,” Rudi said. “The most valuable thing in our game is our fans. A lot of the stuff we do is focused on keeping them with us. Keeping them interested and all hyped up about our game. We want to provide a really good experience [for players] to have fun with for years to come.”
Later adding: “We want to keep this going. I don’t know what I’d do with Rocket League 2. I’d rather do more to expand the exisiting Rocket League. It’s doing great, there is a lot ahead of it. So yeah, we have no plans for Rocket League 2.”
It makes sense. The core gameplay of Rocket League is one that has been pretty tried and tested over the past couple of years and it works pretty well. A second game would mean more of the same but with new content, so why not add that to the existing game?
Of course, as with GTA: Online there’s a potential that Rocket League and all its content could make the game absolutely massive, so maybe a couple years’ worth of content on top of what we already have might have Psyonix changing their minds.