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As NBA Play-offs heat up, Rocket League gets a Hoops mode

The popular car-based football game Rocket League is trying its hand at another sport, with a basketball mode coming next week.

As rumoured recently, the developer Psyonix are releasing the new Hoops mode as a free update.

Players splashing out a mere $1.99 will be able to give their sporty vehicles an NBA-licensed paintjob from one of the 30 teams.

News of the release comes after an ice hockey mode was added late last year.

However, while the gameplay remained much the same in the rink as on the field, having to shoot baskets instead of goals should actually freshen the action up a little bit.

However, the basket looks, shall we say, a little larger than the real thing.

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Announcing the mode, “By popular demand, “Rocket League Hoops” mode adds a dynamic basketball twist to our soccer-meets-driving concept. In addition to the mode itself, this FREE update also comes with a brand new arena, “Dunk House,” where the net itself can be used as a ramp for the ball and Aerials and wall-play is the key to victory.”

Predictably the release comes as the NBA Play-offs in the United States, but which other sport would you like to see added to the multiplayer hit?

You can see the trailer for Hoops below

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