A few months ago, I wrote my speculations that Rocket League was coming to mobile devices. It seems that my suspicions were right and that Rocket League is indeed coming to Android and iOS.
Today, Psyonix released the trailer for their new mobile game mode: Sideswipe. This game mode, according to the description of their video will be available on Android and iOS later in 2021, players can play a different version of Rocket League. If you’re familiar with Rocket League on console or PC, you can probably spot quite a few differences between the trailer they released for Sideswipe and the game on PC/consoles.
First off, it seems like the controls are very different. Instead of driving and flying, it seems like the majority of the movements in Sideswipe will be made through dodging. This will change the game quite substantially. Secondly, the goals are not on the floor anymore, but instead are higher up on the wall. Also, the maps look quite a bit smaller than in the original game and will only be available for 1 vs 1 and 2 vs 2. Lastly, according to their announcement, the matches will last 2 minutes instead of the traditional 5 minutes. I assume that these changes are made to make the game more accessible for mobile devices.
Will Rocket League Sideswipe be free?
According to the description in the trailer of their video, the game will be available for free. This is no surprise because Rocket League itself became free recently on PC and consoles. The game will probably be monetized in the same way on mobile as on consoles/PC – with a Rocket Pass and cosmetics that can be unlocked through in-game purchases.
Will extra game modes be available?
From what we can see in the trailer, the game will feature a new game mode with goals that are in the air instead of on the ground and a hoops (basketball) game mode.
Alpha testing is now available for Android players in New Zealand and Australia.