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Rocket League 'Absolutely' Coming to Additional Platforms, Says Dev

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We are absolutely, 100 percent going to other platforms. What those platforms are and when we'll come to them, I don't know yet," he added.

With only 8-12 people working on Rocket League throughout the majority of its development, Psyonix decided to focus on a limited number of platforms for the game's launch. "We wanted to make [sure] that it was very good, very polished, that everybody liked it, and the only way we could ensure that was to focus on two platforms," said Dunham. He added the studio didn't want to "port [Rocket League] to as many platforms as we possibly could just to try to maximize our profit."

Psyonix has already hired "a couple" more people since Rocket League was released last month, and hopes to add even more employees in the near future, allowing the team to work on development for other platforms.

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Snookies12865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

That's great! Everyone needs to experience the insanity of this series. This game is always played when I'm with friends.

4Sh0w865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

Yeah I love when new games like this come out of nowhere and folks really enjoy it....Iam glad they are adding staff, the dev seems quite eager to let everyone experience it as you said:

"The number one reason we're only on PlayStation and PC is because the team is small," Dunham explained. "For the majority of the development, there were only 8 to 12 people working on Rocket League, and we've only very recently -- in the last few weeks -- added a couple of people to that count."
http://www.gamezone.com/new...

-Looks like a cool game I could play with my daughter.

Snookies12865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

It's awesome, because it's fun for kids... Yet, you can be competitive as heck with it online and with friends. It's one of those games that appeals to any age range, as well as casuals and hardcore gamers alike.

subtenko865d ago

If they get it to run on Android, then DANG!

Major_Glitch865d ago

AJ sums up why this game is so awesome:
http://youtu.be/IsBOoY2zvC0
Seriously enjoying this game, and the best part is that it was free!

lelo2play865d ago

"Rocket League 'Absolutely' Coming to Additional Platforms, Says Dev"

Not surprising. As time goes by, it's going to be more and more difficult for Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo to secure 3rd party exclusives. It's just way too much money these developers loose if they ignore other platforms.

4Sh0w865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

nah, if theres a deal in place then 3rd parties will stick to it(its a legal contract), 3rd party *exclusive deals have always been around and by default the devs understand they limit sales going exclusive, but the deals include garaunteed money and promotions upfront thus limiting risk/costs, so 3rd party deals will never go away. On the other hand this just sounds like they are a small studio who couldn't afford or handle making the game for pc and all consoles too, so they just started with ps4 to maximize as much attention as possible with the bigger fanbase first=
"The number one reason we're only on PlayStation and PC is because the team is small," Dunham explained.

TheHaloGuy865d ago

Maaaaaan. I could get this on pc but I wanna play with friends on Xbax. Gonna be sooooooo worth the wait.

TheHaloGuy865d ago

Oh? So the games bad and I shouldn't get it? Is that why you disagreed? Awww shucks! Guess I'll skip it then.

Snookies12865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

I think people disagreed because you're sitting there pointing out specific consoles. If you're excited for the game, then say so... You don't have to say, "I'm excited for this game on Xbox, PC, or PS4..." You could just say you're excited for the game in general. When you state specific consoles, you're only inciting fanboy wars. Also, if you honestly skip this game because a few people disagree with your above comment, then don't play it at all. That's a shallow way of thinking, in my opinion. These developers worked hard on making a really fun game they can be proud of, and that's something every gamer should support.

chrisco84au865d ago

GREAT news, the more sales the better for this glorious peice of fun.
The more people who play this the better, more recognition.

Might even silence some of the 'PS Plus gets no good games because they are not AAA retail releases' whinging that comes around once a month. As this game destroyed any argument that PS Plus does not get great games. Just one of the many it has received too.

Hopefully it's released on GWG day one.

kaizokuspy865d ago

I hope this game becomes a free game with gold on Xbox one. It would be cool to cross play against them with ps4 and pc. That'd be a match I'd love to see.

iTechHeads865d ago

its amazing an indie game has received this much praise. I see this getting a retails release within the next year if the word of mouth continues to spread

Kidmyst865d ago

My 4 Year old plays it and really enjoys it. I have yet to try it though but heard really good things.

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Aloy-Boyfriend865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

The devs will be always grateful with Sony for making this game popular. And due to the popularity, it may come to other platforms. That's how Sony's indie support pays off nicely

Vegamyster865d ago

It's not a "may", it's a will.

"We are absolutely, 100 percent going to other platforms."

PS according to Steamspy it sold about 617k on Steam so they made a good amount there as well.

KwietStorm865d ago

Sony didn't make the game popular. The gameplay made the game popular. It's also on PC.

Aloy-Boyfriend865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

Before the game was free on PS+, the majority didn't know about this obscured indie game. Games don't publish themselves

kaizokuspy865d ago

If this amazing game wasn't free, I would've skipped it for $20. After playing it on ps plus free launch month. I'll definitely be buying later iterations and dlc. I mean $4 dlc? That's done right!

iTechHeads865d ago

The game was free on PS Plus dude. Withhout that most of us would never have even taken a look at it. I don't even like soccer or racing games but this game is hella fun.

reallyNow865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

despite being free, it took me a few weeks to even bother downloading it. It looks like it would be a bad game. I'm a huge racing/car fan and I still had no desire to try this title. I finally downloaded it "just to see" and haven't stopped playing since. It's amazing. It's also really hard to convince people to play. If it wasn't for PS+, this game would have gotten almost 0 attention, like it's predecessor did.

JLynn943865d ago

What people don't seem to be getting is that, if this game wasn't crazy fun to play, it wouldn't have been this popular regardless of how many people it was exposed to for free. PS Plus, like someone else said, was the catalyst, but the game itself is what is keeping people playing it and spreading the word.

FriedGoat865d ago

JLynn943. The first game "super sonic acrobatic rocket powered battle cars" is just as fun and also released on both PC and Playstation. One game didn't do so well, any idea which one it was?

Don't try and downplay the power of a Playstation plus launch.

KwietStorm865d ago

Thank you JLynn, someone understands. A bad game on PS Plus isn't popular. A good game is. Just look at how much we hear about people complaining of indie with PS Plus on PS4. There are *a lot* of free games on PS Plus. Rocket League, however, has gotten nothing but praise. So just answer logically, is that because of Sony or because of the game?

Wh15ky865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

@kwietstorm

A game getting praise doesn't automatically = popular.

Alot of good games pass alot of gamers by, a good game still needs exposure and ps plus has played a big role in exposing this game to alot of gamers that wouldn't normally have bothered with it.

Nobody is saying this game is getting so much praise because of Sony but there's a strong argument to suggest it's popularity has alot to do with ps plus. Is that what you don't agree with? or have you simply misinterpreted what people here are saying?

JLynn943864d ago

FriedGoat

Did you not see where I said Playstation Plus was the catalyst? It exposed a lot of people to what is a great, fun game. If the game wasn't as fun as it is, it wouldn't be the massive success that it is. There have been a lot of games made free on PS Plus that haven't had near the same success - and that's because those games just aren't as good.

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KwietStorm865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

It doesn't matter. Sony has been giving games away with Plus for 5 years. Not all of them reach the same level of popularity. Some are outright forgotten. What about this particular game's popularity is thanks to Sony, and is distinguishable from those others? Sony may have given them one other avenue, but the game is popular because it's a good game. It wasn't even obscure. It's an updated version of that super acrobatic whatever cars that was given on PS3.

Wh15ky865d ago

"What about this particular game's popularity is thanks to Sony"

My guess would be the amount of people it was made available to as a free download.

I would not have paid £11.99 for the game if I saw it on the store. As a PS plus subscriber I thought I'd give it a go, as it's free.

Now I'm playing it (and loving it) I absolutely know it's worth £11.99. I have also recommended it to every gamer I know.

iTechHeads865d ago

The fact that the game is fun AND free is what made it popular. PS Plus was the catalyst that allowed it to happen.

(Sometimes its better to admit you're wrong.)

TheHaloGuy865d ago

-_-

Omg. What the hell was that pandering out of nowhere?

ShottyGibs865d ago

Of course.. nothing to do with PC. Gotta love fanboy land.

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gangsta_red865d ago

Looks like it's coming to Xbox One and maybe WiiU(?), this is a fantastic fun game.

nowitzki2004865d ago

No WiiU.. PS3 and 360.. jk lol. I have no clue what platforms, I am guessing its a definite for Xbox One.

frostypants865d ago

How will they get MS to agree to cross platform?

Black0ut865d ago

Awesome. I was hoping it would. Sounds like its been a blast so far.

nowitzki2004865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

Got it free with PS+ and its my most played game EASILY in July, and I got a ton of games on PC. Everyone was surprised by it, great fun game.

Black0ut865d ago

I'm glad you love it. I absolutely cannot wait to try it for myself!

TheHaloGuy865d ago

This man. Hope the X1 launch is soon. You guys are lucky af!

frostypants865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

The best part about it may be the player ranking and matchmaking system. The competition in ranked games gets intense as hell once you've hit a plateau. Watching the improvement in tactics and strategy as you climb the ladder is pretty awesome, especially in the standard 3v3 mode.

JMaine518865d ago

Great news! Everyone should get to play this game, it's so fun

frostypants865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

It's more than fun. It's freaking crack.

10:00PM: "Just one more 5 minute game!"
1:30AM: "Dammit."

JMaine518865d ago

That has happened so many times lol