Following on from Pokémon GO turning four, Rocket League is now five - yes, five - years old. When it was originally rolled out on PC and PS4 in July 2015, the world went absolutely bonkers for this new futuristic hybrid sport, Soccar.
Since then, Psyonix's game has grown each year. The Nintendo Switch version arrived in November 2017 and there's now even full cross-play support - with a pool of 75 million players. Of course, it hasn't been smooth sailing the entire way - there was a massive crate controversy - and one other moment that wasn't so well received was when the company was acquired by Epic Games in 2019.
Here's a message from Psyonix to the game's community:
From all of us at Psyonix, thank you for being a part of this amazing journey. Here's to five more years!
Have you been on this wild ride over the past five years? Have you even played the game yet? Tell us down below.
Rocket League is one of my all time favourite games and one of my most played,with 580 hours logged so far. I think the only games I've played more are Splatoon on Wii U which was something silly, like 1200 hours and possibly Mario Kart Wii.
For me, it's the best competitive online game out there.
Jeez, how is Rocket League 5 years old? I’ve clocked in a lot of hours, it’s just a really fun game with a great concept. It really does come close to Mario Kart in terms of proper local multiplayer that makes your wee brother cry after beating him 5 times in a row.
And I'm just starting now. (Just got the Ultimate Edition)
I love Rocket League. I’ve put in roughly 500 hours on Switch, 1000 on Xbox, and 400 on PS4. It’s just an amazing game that even while being competitive, seems to relieve stress rather than create it.
My only negative is Epic Games. I absolutely abhor that company, and due to the Tencent connection, Rocket League won’t get another dime from me.
I never got into this game sadly. I’m not a big fan of sports. 😔
@Apportal_SMM2 Don't look at it as a sport. It's more arcade-like than anything.
@Bermanator I know, but I’d just rather be playing puzzle, platforming, or story games, not competition. To each his own, though. 😉
I've been playing since it launched on Switch. I love it. I'm not that good but, it really helps me when I need a break from thinking about work but I don't want to invest my mind on a story. Awesome game!
@Grot Not giving money to Tencent will get pretty hard. It is funny that they always get mentioned in association with Epic (or to hate on Platinum Games for their, admittedly badly handled, Kickstarter) but nobody seems to care that they also own shares from ActivisionBlizzard, Ubisoft, Paradox or Frontier among others.
Did you know they make movies, too? I hope you didn't watch Wonder Woman, Terminator: Dark Fate or are planning to see Top Gun: Maverick.
Searching for an online game takes ages on switch. I don’t have this problem on pc and other online titles on switch work just fine. I have cross play enabled. More people having this issue?
@dewokkel for me searching can take a while sometimes. 1-2 mins most often. It helps massively if you team up then you’ll get a game straight away almost every time.
I have been playing since launch and just hit 250 hours. While I play a wide range of games, RL is like riding a bike. It is fun to get back on the pitch, it is fun to play a few matches after a long day work.
Top three games: BotW, ACNH and RL.
Happy Birthday, Rocket League!
@beazlen1 thanks for the tip!
I'd still be playing it if Epic hadn't trashed the Mac and Linux versions. (I've tried on my Switch Lite, but the analog stick just doesn't seem as accurate as the Xbox ones, so half the time I end up flipping sideways instead of straight foward.)
@countzero Yep, I’m aware of how deep they’re integrated in the tech and entertainment industries. As minimal as an impact as it may have, I still use my money to vote against them. When they’re associated or invested in a company, I buy physical items second hand, avoid micro transactions, etc.
Does Tencent care? Nah. Not going to stop me from doing what I believe is right, and that means avoiding them as much as possible. They’re not the only company I avoid and they won’t be the last, either.
Love this game on switch!
@dewokkel I'm in Thailand and it used to be near impossible trying to find an opponent, except for a couple of hours at evening time. I rely on South East Asia and Japan for opponents and I assumed RL just wasn't popular here. When I did find an opponent it was always a fellow Switch player. Once cross play with PlayStation was added though, I can play at all hours and rarely have to wait more than a minute or two for a game. When I'm in the UK though, I nornally find opponents within seconds so it's strange you're having problems. Have you tried changing the Region search?
@OorWullie thanks man. I’ve tried that yes, but it didn’t seem te help at all. I’ll have to look into it some more 👍🏻
@Grot Epic Games is pretty sweet on PC, I have like 800$ worth of free games now from them. They gave me enough free ***** to get me on their side.
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