Great Scott! Rocket League developer Psyonix Studios has scored an awesome licensing partnership with Back to the Future for an upcoming small DLC pack. Today the studio announced that starting October 21 Rocket League players will be able to download the DeLorean Battle-Car DLC for $1.99. The pack will include both the DeLorean itself as well as the “Burnt Rubber” Rocket Trail, because it wouldn’t be a complete package otherwise.
Psyonix claims that they’re huge fans of Back to the Futureand the DeLorean and that adding the time machine intoRocket League has been a goal on par with creating a hit game. Obviously that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the quality of the DLC should make it apparent just how excited the team is to add the DeLorean to their game. Just look at the car’s lightning and fire effects, as well as its folding wheels as it takes flight. Any Rocket League and Back to the Future fan will find this DLC difficult to ignore.
Back to the Future‘s DeLorean will be the third premium DLC pack released for Rocket League when it hits on October 21. The first DLC pack, the Supersonic DLC Pack, is currently available and the second, the Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack, will launch tomorrow on October 12. Each of those two packs are regularly priced at $3.99 and include two Battle-Cars, making the $1.99 for one Battle-Car pricing of the DeLorean DLC fairer when the extra costs of licensing are taken into account.
As far as licensed DLC goes, it’s not too surprising to see Back to the Future make its way to Rocket League. After all, the Back to the Future property is handled rather liberally when it comes to video games. Marty McFly and friends are currently making a significant appearance in Lego Dimensions, and there’s the Telltale adventure game for Back to the Future from a few years back as well. If wouldn’t be surprising if the Back to the Future licensing company reached out to the Rocket League team rather than the other way around.
There are two things worth taking away from this announcement. The first is that Psyonix wants to keep pumping out fun cosmetic content for their players, whether that be the Back to the Future DeLorean DLC, the Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC, or the two free map variations that will accompany tomorrow’s DLC launch.
Perhaps that implies that a torrent of licensed DLC could be forthcoming, for better or worse. But the second thing is that Psyonix has no intention of lowering its standards or expectations with regards to its DLC releases, licensed or otherwise. The DeLorean is quite likely the best looking Battle-Car to be released in Rocket Leagueand that’s something worth being excited about.