The slightly problematic energy drink that turned people into horrible mutants in 2014’s Xbox One smash Sunset Overdrive is coming to Rocket League, in a deal described by Insomniac Games as a natural fit.
Sunset Overdrive Creative Director Marcus Smith admits he “fell in love” with Rocket League, describing it as “that kind of big, high-action fun that I relish to counter (and complement!) hours spent in other realistic, gritty, or cerebral gaming experiences”:
Rocket League is a game high on action and reliant on reflex. It’s all about near-misses and sudden opportunities. In short, Rocket League would naturally fit with the world of Sunset Overdrive. It would be a sport the denizens of Sunset City would eventually create for themselves (if they could only get those damn cars started!). Therefore, it seemed perfectly fitting when we were approach by the fine people of Psyonix, asking if they could do some Sunset related Garage Items.
Coming soon to Rocket League on Xbox One is an antenna featuring Fizzie, the energy drink’s mascot, and an Overcharge Rocket Boost (which sounds like the firing mechanism from Sunset Overdrive’s Ahab gun and shoots bubbles of energy drink).
Smith is rather pleased with the work from Psyonix: “They did a hell of a job.”
This is all a bit exciting, even if it is a bit vague. We don’t know how exactly you’ll be able to get your hands on the Sunset Overdrive content for Rocket League at this stage. First, you’ll have to wait for the game to launch on Xbox One, and after that… who knows? We’re guessing it’ll be an unlock (perhaps after winning a certain number of games?), but for now, it’s anyone’s guess.