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2K Games Reportedly Developing Rocket League Competitor

Rocket League found renewed success after Epic Games bought its developer, Psyonix, in 2019.
Rocket League found renewed success after Epic Games bought its developer, Psyonix, in 2019. / Courtesy of Psyonix

2K Games is developing a competitor for Rocket League known as Gravity Goal, according to industry leaker Tom Henderson.

Writing for eXputer, Henderson said the game would feature motorcycles similar to the Light Cycle from "Tron" rather than cars, but would largely hew to the Rocket League formula. In 1-v-1, 2-v-2, and 3-v-3 matches, players would try to score goals by hitting a ball with their motorcycles into the opponent's goal.

Gravity Goal will also add discs players can hurl at the opposing players' vehicles, dealing damage, slowing and potentially even stopping their targets. These discs are said to look like "hockey pucks with bright LED lights," and the speed of the vehicles involved will affect how much damage each deals and receives.

The game's aesthetic is said to lean into the futuristic, neon light visuals, from the arenas to the vehicles.

Gravity Goal reportedly held a closed alpha late last year, indicating a release date could arrive in the near future. It's said to be one of Take-Two's 26 planned free-to-play releases, and will hit PC (The French site JVL spotted the game in the Steam database when it was added in April 2021.), Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation.

2K Games has yet to comment on eXputer's report.

Development studio Psyonix released Rocket League in 2015. It's since been ported several times and remains a popular free-to-play title that saw new life after Epic Games purchased Psyonix in 2019.