As if Rocket League going free to play wasn’t a big enough deal, soon you’ll be able to whip out your phone and play it during your daily commute. Developer Psyonix has just announced Rocket League Swideswipe, a free to play mobile game developed specifically for the platform. No release date has been given just yet, but the game will launch on iOS and Android later this year. No need to wait though, as Australian and New Zealand Android users are able to download and play an Alpha test of the game right now by going to the Google Play Store.
Changing up the perspective and taking things 2.5D, players will be able to compete in 1v1 or 2v2 matches that take place with a 2-minute time limit. If you’ve played Rocket League before you’ll have no trouble adjusting, as jumping, doubling jumping, boosting and dodging are all used in the same way as the base game. The goals are raised off of the ground as to not make things too easy/frustrating, but aside from that, you’re getting exactly what you’d expect from a 2D Rocket League experience.
Cosmetic items are present, of course, as well as a levelling system that awards you with said cosmetics as you gain points for playing. There’s an SP currency involved that can be spent to acquire a random cosmetic item out of a possible 90 that I’m sure you’ll be able to buy with real-world money when the game releases, but in its current state, SP can only be earned via levelling.
I’ve played a few matches of Sideswipe and it feels like a genuine Rocket League experience that has impressively intuitive controls. Are you interested in Sideswipe? Will you give the Alpha test a go? Let us know.