PS4 Pro Support For Rocket League Coming February 21


Rocket League will soon receive dedicated PS4 Pro support, developer Psyonix has announced. Breaking the good news for players of the car soccer title over on Sony’s PlayStation Blog, the studio says that the update will go live next week, February 21, and will allow Rocket League to run at 1080p and 60 frames per second on a standard PlayStation 4, with the Pro getting some exclusive benefits in the form of 4K resolution. The new and improved performance will be applicable for all arenas in both single and multiplayer split-screen modes, although bringing in one or two additional players may see the performance dip just a little in certain stages.

Alongside the technical improvements, next week will also see the arrival of the previously announced Hot Wheels DLC for Rocket League. Boasting two new cars – the Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker – the collaboration will cost you $1.99, although a few freebies are being thrown in for all players to collect – a suitably-themed Antenna and Topper will be obtainable as random post-match rewards. Rounding out the rest of the patch are various performance optimizations and bug fixes, with this being just the first of “many planned content updates for Rocket League in 2017.”

It’s still early days yet, but if Psyonix can make the same strides this year as it did last, then expect the game’s playerbase to reach even loftier heights than it already has. In January, Sony confirmed that the popular title had topped its download charts in 2016, which was followed shortly thereafter by the news that total players across all platforms had exceeded 25 million.

If you want to be among the first to see what Psyonix has planned for Rocket League going forward, keep an eye out on its official website.