When Rocket League got a Hockey Mode briefly many people adored it, because it offered an experience that was surprisingly unique compared to what the vanilla game offers due to the timing being different. However, even though the mode has been gone for a while it is making a comeback soon.
Rocket League developer Psyonix recently published their roadmap for the Xbox One version of the game, where they revealed that they wanted new players to become familiar with the game’s mechanics before introducing new playlists. Here’s what they said about bringing back Hockey Mode:
“First, we’re going to turn on the “Snow Day” hockey mode for our online playlist sometime next week. Subjectively, this mode is AWESOME, and the seemingly-small change from ball to puck makes an enormous difference in strategy, timing, and teamwork. Note, that this mode will not replace any current Playlist in any way, and will instead join the existing football (soccer) modes in non-competitive online play.”
Further in the post the developers claim that the first “quality of life” update will roll out for the Xbox One version of the game soon, followed by the Mutator Mashup playlist. Psyonix says that they hope to have all three versions of Rocket League’s content to be completely aligned by April.
The Xbox One version of Rocket League is available now and is just about as fantastic as the PlayStation 4 and PC versions. If you don’t believe me, though, you can read our glowing review by clicking right here.