The latest piece of free DLC for Psyonix’s popular Rocket League game comes in the form of a Vault Boy antenna, in celebration of Fallout 4‘s impending release.
Fallout 4 is everywhere. The anticipation and hype behind the game has fueled a merchandising campaign virtually unparalleled in terms of Bethesda’s past titles, an impressive effort that has included Fallout 4 beer and even real world Nuka Cola Quantum. This robust merchandising campaign has also made its mark in the worlds of video games, most recently in this past summer’s surprise hit game, Rocket League.
When players download the latest update for Rocket League, they will be gifted free DLC based on Fallout 4 in celebration of the highly anticipated game’s release. This free DLC comes in the form of an antenna modeled after Vault Boy, the Fallout franchise’s iconic mascot. The Vault Boy antenna can be applied to any car in the game, and is available to download right now.
While some may be surprised to see Fallout 4 marketed in such a way, this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen elements of the game pop up in a completely unrelated title. In fact, it was less than a week ago that Fallout 4-themed vehicles were added to Forza Motorsport 6. Titles like Rocket League and Forza offer crossover opportunities because they have no serious story elements to compromise. Furthermore, they represent completely different genres than Fallout 4, so they probably aren’t competing with Bethesda’s latest for consumer dollars anyway.
Regardless, it’s smart of Psyonix to include this item as free DLC for the Rocket League community to enjoy. There’s no denying the hype behind Fallout 4, and fans will most likely appreciate the chance to adorn their Rocket League vehicles with the Vault Boy antenna to show their love for the game.
It’s also great to see Psyonix hold true to their promise of continuously supporting Rocket League with free updates as well as with paid DLC. Considering Rocket League‘s longevity, don’t be surprised to see Psyonix continue this support for a long time to come. As for Fallout 4, keep an eye out for Game Rant’s Fallout 4 review tomorrow morning for more information.
Will you be using the new Vault Boy antenna for Rocket League? Are you still playing the game regularly? What other franchises do you want to see make an appearance in Rocket League in one way or another? Let us know your thoughts on Rocket League and the free Fallout 4-themed DLC in the comments below.
Rocket League is currently available for PC and PlayStation 4. Fallout 4 will be available on Tuesday, November 10th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer