Rocket League Sideswipe will arrive on Android and iOS later this year. Psyonix, the developer of the hugely popular console and PC version of the game, announced that the team is working on a mobile version that is “built from the ground up.” Rocket League Sideswipe, like the PC and console version, will be free on Android and iOS. There will be some changes in the mobile version like 1v1 and 2v2 matches. The developer has also shared alpha gameplay footage giving a preview of the game.
Psyonix announced in an article on its Rocket League website that the team is working on creating a mobile version of the game called Rocket League Sideswipe. It will be free to play on Android and iOS when it launches later this year. There is no release date for the game yet. Rocket League Sideswipe will have 1v1 and 2v2 matches that will last 2 minutes and can be played online. Unlike the PC and console version which has 4 players on each team as well as a 3D arena that gives players more freedom to move around, Rocket League Sideswipe will be more linear with goals on the left and right sides of the screen. .
In-game footage shows a regular football mode and a basketball mode, as well as some vehicle customization. You can watch the alpha gameplay footage below.
Psyonix says that the controls in the mobile version are easy to pick up and that there are also advanced mechanics for players “who want to move up the competitive ranks.” The game will have “robust car customization” and an online ranking system for competitive play.
While the entire World of Rocket League Sideswipe takes place later this year, Australia and New Zealand will have access to a limited-time regional alpha test only on Android. The developers will share more details in the coming months. The PC and console version became free in the summer of 2020.