Epic Games vs Apple Court Case Document Leak Reveals Two New Mobile Game Plans For Rocket League

Epic Games is looking to add a lot of new content to Rocket League in the upcoming months and revealed their plans for two new mobile games, Rocket League 2D and Rocket League Next, both of which is under development.

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The information about the company's future plans about the game were pinched from a couple of slides of the documents from Epic Games vs Apple court case, which was also reposted on ResetEra last May 03, 2021. The in-house presentation that was made public mainly focused on Epic Games' plans for Fortnite, which includes upcoming skins. But new details about Rocket League were also revealed, suggesting two new products on the horizon for mobile.

The full in-house presentation was shared by The Verge, with Rocket League contents revealed on pages 91 and 92. The images of the presentation slides were also shared by iFireMonkey on Twitter.


The first of the two upcoming project for the game was already known and is called Rocket League Sideswipe (referred to as Rocket League 2D in the document). It was initially announced in the game's official website back in March 2021 as a free-to-play title for Android and iOS devices. Rocket League Sideswipe is a new, standalone Rocket League experience built from the ground up where players compete in 1v1 or 2v2 online matches, all unfolding over two-minute battles.

Rocket League Sideswipe will reimagine the competitive gameplay of Rocket League in a side view, featuring floating vertical goals. It will feature easy to pick up mobile controls, as well as advanced mechanics for players who want to climb the competitive ranks. It will also have its own set of vehicles, customizations, and more. Evaluating its release, it could appear on iOS devices "as soon as Summer 2020."

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The other one is called Rocket League Next. It seems to be an unannounced project which will offer a "next-generation client with full game experience across all platforms, including mobile." It will also feature cross-play and cross-progress between its upcoming mobile version, PC and console. Although it isn’t so much a crafted-for-mobile experience, Rocket League Next will launch its alpha/beta testing on mobile first before it is released on other platforms.

Beta testing for the game is expected to debut in Q2 of 2021 as it looks to consolidate all core Rocket League game launching and play into one ecosystem with cross-play supported between mobile, console, and PC platforms.

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Rocket League has yet to tap the mobile gaming market, but it seems that developer Psykonix looks to change that as the game gears up big time to transition into unfamiliar waters. For now, fans will just have to wait for official announcements from Epic Games. Rocket League is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

For those unfamiliar with Rocket League, here is an overview of the game via Epic Games Store
Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.

Download and compete in the high-octane hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem! customize your car, hit the field, and compete in one of the most critically acclaimed sports games of all time! Download and take your shot!

Hit the field by yourself or with friends in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 Online Modes, or enjoy Extra Modes like Rumble, Snow Day, or Hoops. Unlock items in Rocket Pass, climb the Competitive Ranks, compete in Competitive Tournaments, complete Challenges, enjoy cross-platform progression and more! The field is waiting. Take your shot!
 

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