Indie games have been getting increasingly popular over the past few years. This is mostly because indie developers showed that in some cases a small, dedicated team can make a far better game than a large international studio.
Games like Fez, Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Sunless Sea, although completely different from one another, all share two things – they received overwhelmingly positive critical acclaim for their innovations and they were all made by small teams working to put out the best product they could.
One of the biggest surprises of last year, managing to capture the attention of millions of gamers fairly quickly after its launch is Rocket League. Initially available for Steam and PS4, the game was only made available for Xbox One last month.
According to the creative team behind the game, Psyonix, the game has already reached a whopping twelve million players worldwide, as people from all across the world are enthralled by this incredibly fun soccer game. As you may suspect, if you don’t already know, Rocket League isn’t a regular soccer game; instead, the players are actually rocket powered cars.
Since it scored as the fifth bestselling game on Steam last year, despite going head to head with competition such as The Witcher 3, Metal Gear V, and Fallout 4, Psyonix decided it was time for something very few indie games actually get – you will soon be able to purchase retail Rocket League hard copy including all DLCs.
The DLCs, as you may imagine coming from an indie company that has just found that it hit the jackpot, mostly consist of a wide variety of car models, as well as a few maps. But cars and car accessories are definitely the most common DLC item.
Ranging from the unmistakable DeLorean to a few versions of the Batmobile, and even some Mad Max vehicles, Rocket League’s downloadable vehicle don’t really cost too much. And the best part about how the company decided to go about their gameplay is that you get access to everything you need to enjoy the game.
Sure, you can but a few extra cars and maps to add a little to your experience, but the game offers everything you need in the initial purchase. And since the differences between the cars are mostly visual, you won’t see people who invest a lot into the game have an automatic advantage.
But the physical release won’t be seeing just the old content. As Psyonix said,
The final product will also include some cool, retail-exclusive goodies that we’ll go into detail about closer to release.
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