Psyonix confirms Rocket League on PS5 & Xbox Series X/S with improvements coming

Rocket League will take advantage of next-gen hardware when it launches on PS5 and Series X.

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Psyonix’s Rocket League is one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world, so it’s no shocker that the game will be receiving a proper release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. When Rocket League arrives on next-gen, it will bring a number of new upgrades to the wildly popular vehicular soccer game. Psyonix has detailed all of the enhancements Rocket League will benefit from with its next-gen optimized version. 

A post made to the Rocket League website on November 10 runs down how the multiplayer game will improve on next-gen consoles. 

Rocket League Xbox Series X enhancements

  • 4K resolution at 60 FPS with HDR 
  • HDR requires HDR10 compatible display and HDMI 2.0 cable or better (included with Xbox Series X)
  • 4K capable display required to experience 4K UHD. If a 1080p display is used, the game will render at 1080p supersampled from 4K.
  • Game runs at 2688x1512 resolution (70% of full 4K) at 120 FPS with HDR 
  • Game UI runs in 4K 
  • 4K capable display required to experience 4K UHD. If a 1080p display is used, the game will render at 1080p supersampled from 2688x1512.
  • HDR and 120 Hz require a compatible display, as well as Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable (included with Xbox Series X)

Rocket League Xbox Series S enhancements

  • 1080p Resolution at 60 FPS with HDR 
  • HDR requires compatible HDR10 display
  • Game runs at 1344x756 (70% of Full 1080p) Resolution at 120 FPS with HDR 
  • UI displays at 1080p
  • Requires a TV or monitor 120 Hz capable display
  • HDR requires a compatible HDR10 Display and High Speed HDMI 2.0 cable (included with Xbox Series S) 

Rocket League PlayStation 5 enhancements

  • 4K and HDR require compatible displays
  • Requires compatible HDMI cable (included with PlayStation 5)

Rocket League will feature improvements in resolution and framerate across the board with its next-gen release. The game hits Xbox Series X/S and PS5 this week, but the next-gen optimized update will land later this year.

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