Rocket League has been a smash hit since launching onto the scene in 2015. It’s spawned a robust competitive eSports scene and millions of dollars in prizes have been given out over the lifespan of Rocket League throughout all of their competitive tournaments. Not many video games can say that they have had as much success as Rocket League has had. However, 2K Sports are reportedly creating a video game that could soon try and capitalize on the genre. The game is called Gravity Goal, and it looks like it could give Rocket League a run for their money.
Unlike the battle royale genre, that spawned countless clones, Rocket League has enjoyed a rather quiet space with few spinoffs or competition. But after 7 years, 2K Sports wants to finally give Rocket League a video game rival.
Gravity Goal is described as using “Tron-like bikes” instead of car to hit the object into the opposing player’s goals. There will be 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 game modes, similar to those in Rocket League. But the game will also feature a number of other differences as well.
One of the big differences Gravity Goal is expected to bring to the table is a more combative nature. Gravity Goal will have more options to throw things at your opponents to slow them down and mess them up rather than just temporarily destroying their vehicle as you see in Rocket League. Rocket League does have its combative elements, but it sounds like 2K games wants to up the ante and experiment with more combat.
There is not a ton of information that has come out about Gravity Goal except for the fact that it was reportedly in an Alpha state last year and that an announcement on a full Gravity Goal reveal could happen before the end of 2022. There are also reports stating Gravity Goal will launch on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC, which means that there will be a lot of flexibility on where you want to play this game.
Rocket League is going to be a video game that always holds a special place in gamers hearts just from how long it has been around. We’ve had seven years of car-soccer goodness. It is interesting that it took sever years for a developer to try and take a shot at competing with Rocket League. I do think that it will be near impossible to create a game similar to the Rocket League genre that turns out to be just as good or better. However, we will have to wait and see to actually find out what Gravity Goal is all about and what 2K plans on brining to the table.