Rocket League publisher Psyonix announced that they are teaming up with WWE, inking the deal that will include WWE themed items in-game and real life sponsorship for events.
In a blog post, they said the game will appear all over the WWE universe. They also have already sponsored the entertainment giant’s ‘Elimination Chamber’ Pay-Per-View event that happened last week.
“Throughout 2018, you can expect to see Rocket League all over the WWE universe, from regular appearances on UpUpDownDown, WWE’s YouTube gaming channel (that has more than 1.4 million subscribers) with Austin Creed a.k.a. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods to sponsorships at live WWE events.”
They also added that wrestling fans can play the game in the upcoming WrestleMania 34 this April. Check it here.
Another one in the garage
This isn’t Psyonix’s first foray into licensed partnerships with big franchises. Among their huge lineup of partnership deals include in-game cars from Hot Wheels, a line of Vin Diesel’s ‘American Muscle’ from the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as various designs of Batmobiles from DC Superheroes – because nothing is cooler than playing football with a Batmobile.
Despite the anticipation from fans, Psyonix keeps mum on how the WWE deal will be featured in-game. However, fans can bear a short waiting period until this April. We can expect new WWE themed cars and flags to add to their garages. We never know if Eddie Guererro’s lowriders will appear in-game but we surely hope so!
The collaboration isn’t really new news for long-time fans. Last May, they already tied up for WWE backlash, with Rocket League hinting that it’s ‘just the beginning’ for both parties.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) May 3, 2017
With the deal, Rocket League has further solidified their status as one of the most popular multiplayer games across multiple platforms.