'Rocket League' basketball update lands on April 26th

If you've ever wanted to make a slam dunk with a flying car...

Rocket League's quest to include every major sport continues. Psyonix has revealed that its game's promised basketball mode, Rocket League Hoops, will arrive as part of a free update on April 26th. For the most part, it's exactly what you'd expect: instead of shooting horizontally to score (as with the existing football/soccer and hockey modes), you have to toss the ball down into a giant hoop. That definitely changes the game mechanics, though, as those fanciful aerial and wall shots are now much more important. The only catch is that it's a two-on-two mode, so it won't be quite as wild as you might like.

The add-on only includes one new B-ball-specific arena, but there's more to the upgrade beyond that. There's a physics tweak to make the ball behave more like you'd expect, and you can both quick-save replays as well as rename them to help remember classic matches. And yes, there's some paid content coming as well -- you can buy an NBA-themed flag pack if you just have to rep your favorite team in the virtual world.