2K Games is working on a new possibly free-to-play project that could be a direct competitor to Rocket League.
This news comes from industry insider Tom Henderson, and multiple sources are reporting that the new game, now called Gravity Goal, is being developed to challenge Rocket League.
According to Henderson, Gravity Goal is quite similar to Rocket League, with its current format where players chase a ball and have to score a goal by hitting it with their vehicle. This includes one-on-one, two-vs-two, and three-vs-three matchmaking formats. But it's reportedly replacing Psyonix's signature cars with "Tron-like motorcycles."
Tron-style motorcycles will not only change the style of vehicular combat, but 2K is reportedly taking the Tron series' Identity Disc concept and adding it to the game. Henderson states that he has seen images provided by sources detailing early glimpses of the game, including these pucks, which he says look "almost like hockey pucks with bright LED lights."
Discs will give players a type of weapon that they can throw during the game and damage opposing players while chasing the ball, as well as slowing or stopping vehicles when hit. These factors will largely be determined by how fast the thrower is going and will scale accordingly.
Additional details about Gravity Goal were not shared and 2K did not confirm the existence of the game. However, this report lists the game undergoing a closed alpha test in late 2021, so it could be announced for release on PC and consoles in the near future.