Rocket League Hits 30 Million Players Across Platforms That Still Don't Include Switch

I'll take any opportunity to pine for Rocket League on the go.


Developer Psyonix sent out a tweet announcing that Rocket League's player base reached 30 million. "To all 30 million of our players around the world, thank you!"

DualShockers pointed out that 30 million includes guest accounts and players with multiple accounts, on top of sold copies. In other words, 30 million players registered.

That's still a huge deal. Rocket League boasted 25 million players just a few months ago in January. From that, I glean two things: that five million more players played Rocket League between then and now; and that by porting the game to Switch, that number could be even higher! Math.

In Pysonix's defense, they're looking into answering the growing number of players asking for Rocket League (and other games) to make their way to Nintendo's successful portable console.

"Could we do it? Should we do it? And does the community want us to do it? Those are all things we have to consider, and if the answers are positive, then we would," said Psyonix president Jeremy Dunham in a previous interview in regard to playing car-soccer on Switch.

Based on trends, a Switch version of Rocket League seems possible. The game got its start on PS4 and PC, then raced onto Xbox One sporting cross-play support between PC and Xbox players. So clearly Psyonix is open to considering other platforms, and the Switch is selling well enough for more publishers to consider the venture.

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      April 18, 2017 2:38 PM

      I just realized. Swtich doesn't have any analog triggers :(

      I'm not sure if I want Rocket League for Switch any more :(

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        April 18, 2017 3:40 PM

        Trying to think of the reason you'd need analog triggers for Rocket League

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          April 18, 2017 3:47 PM


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            April 18, 2017 4:01 PM

            I do get I but hate throttle on shoulder buttons myself.

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          April 18, 2017 3:48 PM

          ... for not driving full speed?

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            April 18, 2017 3:55 PM

            Yeah...are there times in RL when you don't want to be driving full speed? When I play Rocket League my throttle is effectively "am I boosting or not."

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              April 18, 2017 3:56 PM

              Absolutely, when timing a shot.

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                April 18, 2017 3:59 PM

                Couldn't you feather it for the exact same effect?

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                  April 18, 2017 4:32 PM

                  Sure, but then you're timing a few button presses as opposed to just relaxing the trigger slightly.

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              April 18, 2017 3:57 PM

              ah yes the classic chase mentality

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              April 18, 2017 3:59 PM

              All the time. Hanging back for defense, playing mind games on offense, just getting square to a shot, etc. Sure you could do it with on/off tapping of the button, but analog triggers are much more precise.

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                April 18, 2017 4:13 PM

                I bet I use the analog throttle a ton, just unconsciously through intuition. Now that I think about it I wonder if it was suddenly removed if I would immediately notice and hate it.

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                  April 18, 2017 4:27 PM

                  You probably do, I really doubt you smash it on and off just to hang back or whatever. I'm sure it could work, but it would be markedly worse than having analog triggers.

                  It's actually part of why I don't intend on buying MK8 on Switch :(

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                    April 19, 2017 2:06 AM

                    Mario Kart doesn't have analog throttle, you'd be avoiding it for no reason.

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              April 19, 2017 12:36 AM

              If you're playing random pinball league where you just hit the ball hard and hope it goes the right way then you probably don't need it. But if you want to dribble, have control, flip the ball up more slowly, etc. then yes.

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        April 18, 2017 4:20 PM

        The switch doesn't have analog triggers? TIL something

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      April 19, 2017 2:58 AM

      I already have it on PS4 and PC and would gladly buy it again on my Switch if it was available.

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