01 Aug 2021 9:48 PM +00:00

Rocket League Is In VR... Sort Of

There’s a lot of talk about what Rocket League could do to change things up, and even the odd comment about what Rocket League 2 could potentially be like, but one thing that nobody seems to have considered is what would happen if you took this mind-bending gravity-defying game and put it into virtual reality.

There’s probably a good reason for that too. The mix of physics-based nonsense and the way the camera works in Rocket League both make it a little bit of a poor fit for VR, which generally works best when you’re playing in first-person. That’s not a good enough reason not to at least give it a try though.

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The Future’s Made Of Virtual Reality (Rocket League)

The game in question is called Mini Motor Racing X, and while it isn’t actually trying to be Rocket League, it does have a mode called Bumper Ball, which is an awful lot like it. Sure, you can’t jump or anything like that when it comes to the aerial side of things, but there is a boost to pick up, goals to shoot a giant ball into, and cars, so it’s pretty close.

If you’re curious to see it in action, you can actually have a look at it in a lot of places, but the thing that brought it to our attention was SunlessKhan. Sunless did a video called “Someone made a new version of Rocket League and it's surprisingly good…” which goes into a lot of it. If you’ve not actually played a game in VR before, then you’ll likely be as impressed by some of the interactions as Sunless was.

The matches themselves look like a great time, it’s definitely not as complex as Rocket League, but if you’re looking for something similar in VR then this is a great shout. It’s not just a VR game either, as it’s out on most consoles too, in the event you’re looking for an alternative. We probably won’t be switching over any time soon, but it’s nice to see other games like this.