Rocket League took the gaming world by storm this year, surprising PlayStation 4 and PC gamers with its easy to pick up and tough to master mechanics. And thanks to some recent candid comments, it's looking like the Xbox One crowd might finally be getting in on that crazy action sometime in the future, too.
If you own a PC or PlayStation 4 and you haven't played Rocket League yet, you're doing yourself a great disservice. The game launched as a PlayStation Plus title earlier this year, which is an insane value when you consider how much time many folks have poured into its (literally) off-the-wall gameplay.
Rocket League is what you would get if you mixed something like Burnout with FIFA. Teams of one to four players compete in an enclosed field with the simple goal of knocking a massive ball into your opponent's net. You'll do that by driving around super-charged RC cars that boast pinpoint handling, boost and the ability to race along the walls or fly through the air.
Right, so, it looks like good times being had by all, yeah? Well, not so if you're gaming on the Xbox One. While Psyonix has never said that their game was console exclusive to the PlayStation 4, a lot of folks just assumed that was the case given the fact that it had not appeared elsewhere despite insane success on its original platform.
According to a recent interview between Redbull and game director Dave Hagewood, however, it sounds like that might not always be the case. If you're a fan of Rocket League and would appreciate some insight on the development and success of the game over the past year, then the entire interview with Redbull is definitely worth a read. If, however, you are only curious about whether or not Rocket League will eventually fly on over to the Xbox One, then the final question has all of the information you need at this time.
When asked if Rocket League will appear on Microsoft's console, Hagewood laughed before making his response.
I can't say. We're looking at all kinds of platforms and there may be some announcements coming up at some point—hopefully before the end of the year—but I can't confirm that.
We appreciate the position Hagewood finds himself in and, while I wouldn't want to put words into his mouth, things are seeming pretty good for the Xbox crowd in regards to getting behind the wheel of Rocket League. The game has been soaring on the PlayStation 4 for about six months now, which would line up nicely with most examples of timed exclusivity. Also, with Microsoft working so hard to bring more Xbox gaming to PC, this would be a perfect title to see unite the two platforms. PlayStation and PC gamers can compete against one another, after all, so it makes sense that the same would be true if Rocket League ever appears on the One. Sadly, the ability for all three platforms to play together is something that will likely never happen.