- Players will ride motorbikes instead of cars and shoot disks to slow down enemies
- The game seems to have been heavily inspired by the popular sci-fi film Tron
- It might be released as a free-to-play title sometime in 2024
The creator of games like WWE and Borderlands, 2K Games, might be making a competitor game to Rocket League by the name of Gravity Goal.
A New Competitor Might Be Coming Soon
Rocket League is one of the quirkiest competitive games out there. It’s massively popular and has many tournaments and collaborations with other famous titles like Fortnite. But despite its massive success, Rocket league doesn’t have anyone trying to mimic it, at least not any large reputable studios.
The game has been the king in its own genre ever since it was launched back in 2015, however, this might be soon changing, as 2K Games is stepping forward to the challenge of making a viable competitor to Rocket league.
Tom Henderson, a famous gaming industry insider, told Exputer that 2k is working on a game called “Gravity Goal”. The company, famous for titles like WWE and the Borderlands series, hopes that its new game will be seen as a proper competitor to Rocket League.
What Would This Game Look Like?
According to Henderson, the game will have a similar concept to Rocket League, but instead of racing cars, players will drive Tron-Esque motorcycles. The game modes will be 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3, just like in RL, with the competitors’ goal also being to score a point by hitting a ball in the enemy’s goal.
However, players will additionally be able to shoot “disks” from their motorcycles that will slow down enemies. These disks, which look like they have bright LED lights, also cause damage to enemy players that depend on both competitors' vehicles' speed.
Tron seems to be a great inspiration for the game’s designers as the arenas and bikes have a high-energy-based vibe with bright colors, reminiscent of the classic sci-fi film.
Henderson does not reveal a release date for the game. However, 2K Games stated last year that it wants to publish 24 free-to-play titles before April 2024, so there’s a high possibility Gravity Goal to be one of them. Considering Rocket League is a free-to-play title, it would be difficult for 2K to set up Gravity Goal as a competitor without it also being free.
However, one should take all this with a grain of salt, as 2K has not yet released any official information. That being said, Henderson is one of the most reputable industry insiders.