Developer Psyonix has confirmed that the hit online multiplayer title Rocket League will be driving onto the Nintendo Switch just two weeks from now — with a retail version coming down the line.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) October 30, 2017
Confirmed yesterday afternoon on the official Rocket League Twitter account, the car-sports-turned-eSports game will be launching well in time for the holiday rush on the hybrid console. This announcement comes after quite a long while of waiting, but thankfully that did not lead to or indicate any delays in development.
In a side note from Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Dunham, it was also confirmed that this November 14 date only applies to the digital eShop version of the title — but a physical release is indeed planned. While no initial timetable was given, Dunham only indicated that info on a retail version would come “later”.
Not on November 14. Just digital that day. Physical version info coming later
— Jeremy Dunham (@DunhamSmash) October 30, 2017
Rocket League originally launched in July 2015 for both PC and PlayStation 4, and has since become one of the eSports community’s heavy hitters. With this in mind, the game’s port to Switch provides further evidence of Nintendo’s initiative to push into the eSports scene — alongside other competitive titles such as Super Smash Bros., ARMS, and Splatoon.