Inspired by Utopia from SARPBC
Rocket League is taking off like a, well, rocket I guess. The simple complexity seems to really be jiving with a lot of people, and I couldn’t be happier. As a big fan of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, I’m so excited to actually have tons of people to play against now! The developer, Psyonix, has teased us with a screenshot of the upcoming map, which is based off of a map called Utopia from the first game.
Now, the original Utopia, for those who haven’t played SARPBC, was not a traditional arena like all the maps in Rocket League. The map was a big horseshoe, and the goals connected to each other to create a sort-of donut shape. Here’s a video of a match being played on the original Utopia. This new arena is sticking to the “one map to rule them all” idea, but the aesthetic comes from Utopia.
As a big Dota 2 fan, I get the idea behind having the map always be the same. At the same time, I wish Rocket League had one or two maps that harkened back to the SARPBC days with more interesting maps. Regardless, it looks like the new map will be available “within the next few weeks.” This map will be free, along with a lot of other fixed in an upcoming patch. Two car skins will also be offered as paid DLC, which you can see here and here.
Personally, I’ll buy pretty much anything Psyonix puts out there. SARPBC never got too much traction, so I’m glad to see the developer get the attention it deserves with Rocket League, and plan to support it in any way I can!
If anyone’s up for some matches on PC, feel free to add me to your friends list!