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Psyonix announces their Spring 2018 developer roadmap

I am excited to see all these new changes that are expected to be launched.

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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 2018

  • 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

March 2018

  • New Licensed Premium DLC

  • Spring Event

Spring (March-April 2018)

  • Spring Feature Update

    • Tournaments

      • Play against other players in bracketed, single elimination tournaments

    • Quality of Life Updates

      • Item Stacking

      • 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:

  • Cross-Platform Parties

    • Party up and matchmake with players from other (participating) platforms

  • Progression Updates

    • Make XP relevant again

    • Earn Decryptors through play

    • New Banners, Titles, and other rewards for reaching high levels

  • New Arenas

  • New Features

  • 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!

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