Rocket League Sideswipe Is A New Mobile Game Launching This Year

Psyonix today announced Rocket League Sideswipe, a standalone Rocket League experience built for iOS and Android. The title is expected to launch later this year with a Regional Limited Alpha test available today in Australia and New Zealand.

Rocket League Sideswipe will let up to four players compete in the usual rocket-fueled action, as both 1v1 and 2v2 matches will make an appearance in the mobile adaptation. Psyonix mentioned that each match will be “fast-paced” and run for only two minutes.

“Rocket League Sideswipe will feature mobile controls that are easy to pick up whether you’re a master of Rocket League or a new player still learning your way around the field,” Psyonix announced. “Plus, there are advanced mechanics, just like Rocket League, for those who want to climb the Competitive Ranks. In the garage, Rocket League Sideswipe will have robust car customization similar to Rocket League. Players can also expect an online Ranking system for competitive play. We have a lot more to reveal about the game in the coming months as we get closer to release.”

The team is targeting a 2021 release for the free-to-play game, although it sounds like several rounds of beta testing will take place before it’s widely available.

Rocket League has been having a great 2021 so far, with numerous events and crossovers keeping fans busy. The second Llama-Rama event is about to begin, giving players a chance to earn exclusive gear for both Rocket League and Fortnite.

Beyond Llama-Rama, Rocket League has also found ways to partner with the X Games, Ghostbusters, and even Ford, to bring new content to the long-running game.

Rocket League Sideswipe sounds like a great addition to the Rocket League family – and early screenshots show a game that looks very similar to its PC and console counterpart. The graphics are obviously downscaled for the small screen and the action seems to take place on a 2D playing field, but so far it looks like a fun adaption of the hit “soccar” title.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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