First Rocket League (opens in new tab) 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."
March Madness is just around the corner. Great time to tease the mode we're working on next #RocketLeagueHoops pic.twitter.com/rrlEnnFhbyMarch 11, 2016
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 (opens in new tab), while @LeonStott (opens in new tab) 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."
Can't wait to dress up my @RocketLeague car with some Seattle SuperSonics colors. Eat shit @okcthunder. #RocketLeagueHoopsMarch 11, 2016
[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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