Not too long ago, Psyonix announced a partnership between Universal Pictures and Rocket League to add The Fate of the Furious DLC the vehicular soccer title, and now the video game developer is revealing that it’s teaming up with yet another entertainment conglomerate by revealing a partnership between it and the WWE. As it stands at the moment, it appears as if the sports car game is going to be sponsoring the company’s next pay-per-view event known as Backlash on May 21, 2017 on the WWE Network, but according to Psyonix, the collaboration between the firms is just an initial venture with even more to come.
As seen below in the tweet from the official Rocket League Twitter account, the game’s sponsorship is apparently “just the beginning,” which could mean that there could be WWE-themed DLC in the works that will eventually be available sometime down the road. Of course, this is simply speculation at this point in time, but considering the popularity of both brands, it’s not too outlandish of a supposition.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) May 3, 2017
After all, the partnership between Rocket League and WWE is ripe with possibilities, as there could be a new stadium in the game themed after an actual wrestling event, where the pitch resembles that of an actual wrestling match’s arena, with fans standing in the crowd holding signs in support of or denouncing players just like they would during shows like Raw or SmackDown. Then there’s the chance for customization features of the vehicles themselves, with the potential for fun little accoutrements like a Macho Man Randy Savage hat topper, a John Cena “You Can’t See Me” emote where a snippet of his theme song plays after goals, or at the very least a WWE flag.
While it’s unconfirmed exactly what the future of the partnership between Rocket League and WWE holds, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty of crossover appeal between both brands’ fan bases, and with the soccer-car hybrid game having been the most downloaded PS4 game in 2016, it’s obvious that the wrestling company could use such reach to its advantage to further promote its shows. With any luck, Rocket League will take advantage of its collaboration with WWE to make some interesting DLC products in support of the sports entertainment company.
Rocket League is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Rocket League – Twitter