Psyonix debating whether to bring 'Rocket League' to Nintendo Switch

Between the so-called "HD Rumble" and the motion sensitivity, a Nintendo Switch-ified Rocket League could have a level of control fidelity entirely unique to itself.

Rocket League developer Psyonix Studios has pushed a LOT of software.

There's also the expectation of cross-platform compatibility, something already available to current owners of the game who are afforded the ability to play against anybody in the Rocket League community, regardless of what device they're playing it on. The most recent update is the Dropshot mode as can be seen below, they launch it for free last week.

In other words, Rocket League for Switch very much remains up in the air right now.

A Nintendo Switch version would certainly make sense given the multiplayer focus of both the game and the console, which allows for local multiplayer on the move as well as online. The football-with-cars multiplayer hit is now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

"We are effectively becoming an Online Service company, as Rocket League is primarily an online game, and we continue to grow in size and scope". They're working to separate high-traffic features like Player Trading and "Scraper API" from the core services, which will reduce the load on the database and reduce outages during peak hours.

Speaking with IGN, Vice President Jeremy Dunham, said that Psyonix is a community-based company, and they keep into consideration, what the community wants, and what the community needs, before expanding any further. While our player population continues to grow at a healthy pace, we need to do a better job at scaling up our systems and internal processes to handle this kind of growth. We're looking to see how it would benefit the community as a whole.

Hagewood finished by saying: "Growing pains are just that-painful-and we can not thank our players enough for sticking with us as we continue to grow". So we're still in that evaluation phase. It requires a community to support it, filling matchmaking with enough players for good matches.

  • Arturo Norris