Rocket League's Prototype Was More Like Twisted Metal

Rocket League's Prototype Was More Like Twisted Metal

Before Rocket League, there was Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. But there was something before that, too, and it was a pretty different game.

The original pitch for Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars was called Crash Course, which looks awfully familiar to the games we know today — but focused on car combat.

The game's developer, Psyonix, revealed gameplay footage from Crash Course back in February:

There are no bouncing balls to be found in Crash Course! But there were weapons to destroy your opponents with, and a huge focus on environments with ledges that lead to your death.

Oh, and GIANT TRUCKS THAT COULD CRUSH THINGS WITHOUT THINKING.

Rocket League's Prototype Was More Like Twisted Metal

That game could have been pretty cool, but it wasn't meant to be. It somehow became a soccer game with cars. That's quite a leap! What happened?

"We were trying out some ideas during a company wide idea day called Kismet Monday," said Psyonix tech director Jerad Heck in the game's forums. "Psyonix-Adam [Adam Beckwith, art director] dropped a ball in the game, added a few goals, and made a new genre. We had so much fun with it that we couldn't stop playing it long enough to do work, so it just became the game. And here we are almost eight years later."

Wild!


Comments

    I hope they make that aswell!!! Or allow modding and someone makes that

    Kinda glad they made what they made ,instead of this thing above.

    All this love for Rocket League and never a mention of Ballblazer. I freaking loved that game.

    I also had a lot of fun with the psx version, Ballblazer Champions. It took a little getting used to, but it was a great multi player game.

      Never played it, but have another very similar game wild wheels

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