Basketball is headed to Psyonix Studios’ wonderfully addictive Rocket League early next week, as the studio celebrates the game surpassing 14 million players across all platforms.
Hoops Mode, as it is known, will be available to download free of charge from April 26, bringing with it “a dynamic basketball twist to [the] classic soccer-meets-driving gameplay.” Ardent NBA fans may also be interested in the Flag Pack releasing alongside next week’s DLC. Price at $1.99, the add-on bundles together a total of 30 flags, meaning you can sport your team colors while duking it out in Psyonix’s racer.
Indeed, the studio points out that, even if you don’t feel inclined to pick up the extra add-on, all players who download the Rocket League patch come April 26 will unlock the NBA logo flag.
Here’s an official overview of the DLC:
If this is the first you’ve heard of “Hoops Mode,” though, then check out our official trailer below. It perfectly illustrates what our new game-type is all about — a dynamic basketball twist to our classic soccer-meets-driving gameplay. The “Hoops” patch will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam).
As Rocket League continues to go from strength to strength, with a bustling eSports community also intact, Psyonix just announced that the racer recently broke past the 14 million players milestone via Twitter.
Fantastic news! Rocket League has now passed 14 million players. Our gratitude is real. Thank you very much, everyone!
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) April 19, 2016
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