Three years on from its original release and Rocket League's developers reveal there are no plans for a sequel.
20 years ago the video gaming world was naturally a lot different to the one that exists now. In some instances, we even still used cartridges rather than discs and downloads. We also didn't need to download patches and buy add-ons and updates for our games. When we bought a game it was the whole thing and we didn't have to worry about needing other things that came with it.
There was also a lot less of games being replaced by updated versions after only a year had passed. Call Of Duty try to release a game every single year which is some task considering how detailed the games are. You'd have thought that sports games would be in a place where we download updates for squads and such every year rather than having to buy a whole new game. Alas, that is not the case and there is obviously too much money to be made by releasing a new game annually.
Amid all of these yearly releases and games being replaced before they really need to be, we have Rocket League. The extremely successful hybrid sports game is celebrating its third anniversary this month and despite how popular it has been, there are still no plans for a sequel to replace it, as reported by Gamespot.
The game was created by Psyionix and one of its developers, Scott Rudi explained that he wouldn't know what to do with a Rocket League 2. "I’d rather do more to expand the existing Rocket League. It’s doing great, there is a lot ahead of it," Rudi admitted. In a world where we can download updates onto our consoles and PCs at the touch of a button, it's baffling that more developers don't take this stance.
Rocket League fans among you may see this as good news or bad news. If you were hoping for a new Rocket League game then there isn't going to be one anytime soon, perhaps ever. The original game will continue to grow, though, and just because it was released three years ago doesn't mean that Psyonix will not keep making it feel new by introducing updates and fresh aspects to the game.