Psyonix announces their Spring 2018 developer roadmap
I am excited to see all these new changes that are expected to be launched.
Psyonix is keeping up with the continuous updates in Rocket League, and they aren’t stopping. With the next update coming soon along with the start of competitive season 7, Psyonix has a plan for the next several months. These developer plans are usually called “roadmaps” as a way of showing which way they are going in terms of game development. In this case, Psyonix is looking to stabilize the game further, updated item stacking, new and expanded options, and more.
The development company will be alternating schedules to allow for more frequent updates and will afford game developers time to fix bugs and glitches that will come with the new features. With the updated schedule there will be a consistent cycle of content updates that include new competitive seasons and rewards, maps, events, DLC, and updates like the upcoming tournament and cross-platform party features.
Here are the points Psyonix highlighted in their blog post:
- February Content Update
- Competitive Season 7 Begins
- Competitive Season 6 Rewards
- New Crate
- New RLCS Fan Rewards
- Tournaments Beta
- Steam public beta for our upcoming Tournaments Feature
New Licensed Premium DLC
Spring (March-April 2018)
Spring Feature Update
Play against other players in bracketed, single elimination tournaments
Quality of Life Updates
Better Item Filtering, Searching, and Sorting
Equip to Blue/Orange Team for Painted Car Bodies
New and Expanded Options
Packet Send/Receive Rate and Bandwidth Limits
“Team Quick Chat Only”
Disable “One Minute Remaining”, etc. messages
Connection Quality Info
See notifications for Packet Loss, Latency Variance, and Server Performance in-game
Will help us and the community better differentiate between “server issues” and connection problems
Switch Performance & Visual Quality Updates
Performance Mode – 900p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 60 FPS with infrequent dynamic resolution scaling
Quality Mode – Native 1080p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 30 FPS with added visual effects
April and beyond
Once we’re past the Tournaments release we’ll begin talking more about our roadmap for the summer and beyond with posts like these every few months. As a quick reminder, here are some of the features that are still being developed for 2018 release:
Party up and matchmake with players from other (participating) platforms
Make XP relevant again
Earn Decryptors through play
New Banners, Titles, and other rewards for reaching high levels
Xbox One X – We are now targeting Xbox One X support for late 2018
As a Rocket League enthusiast, I am excited to see all these new changes that are expected to be launched.
What is your favorite feature coming in the upcoming Spring update? Are you looking forward to a new crate? Do you want more maps? Let us know!