New Rocket League mode switches focus from football to basketball

First Rocket League transformed (and, in many ways, improved) football games as we know them with its car-based, boost-focused interpretation of what Americans call saaaaaccer – and now it looks set to do the same thing for basketball.

With college tournament March Madness getting underway on March 15th, developer Psyonix sent out a tweet unveiling the first screenshot for a new b'ball-centric mode within Rocket League. Using the hashtag #rocketleaguehoops, it simply stated, "March Madness is just around the corner. Great time to tease the mode we're working on next."

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No additional details have been so much as teased, but fan reaction – using the same hashtag – was universally positive regardless. "This is f****** epic and insane at the same time, love it!" wrote @crashratchet008, while @LeonStott went for a more succinct, "Oh my God."

Best tweet of all came from someone within the development team – Psyonix artist Adam Beckwith. "Can't wait to dress up my Rocket League car with some Seattle SuperSonics colors," he wrote. "Eat shit, OKC Thunder."

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[In a highly controversial move, the Supersonics moved to Oklahoma in 2008, leaving Seattle without a professional basketball team.]

Rocket League is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Ben Wilson

I'm GamesRadar's sports editor, and obsessed with NFL, WWE, MLB, AEW, and occasionally things that don't have a three-letter acronym – such as Chvrches, Bill Bryson, and Streets Of Rage 4. (All the Streets Of Rage games, actually.) Even after three decades I still have a soft spot for Euro Boss on the Amstrad CPC 464+.