Rocket League is one of the most entertaining games on the planet, regardless of whether you play 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4.
The gameplay is significantly different depending on how many of those little cars are zipping around the arena, but it sounds like we might get even more options in the future.
Developer Psyonix revealed during a recent Major Nelson podcast that they're open to the possibility of boosting the max player count. Right now, it sits at 8 (the aforementioned 4v4 craziness) but they could do more. However, they say they'd have to first introduce larger arenas, as Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham explained:
"We experimented with larger player counts but it's too crazy. Maybe one day we'll revisit it if we ever decide to go with bigger stadiums. But for now, more than 4v4 we think takes a little bit away from the enjoyment of the game; it gets a little too crazy."
This fan totally agrees. Personally, I think 4v4 is too chaotic and actually saps a lot of the strategy out of the game. Dunham added that 3v3 is the "sweet spot" for the game in question, though there are times when I even prefer 2v2 because again, strategy seems to kick in more with fewer players. If they do want to go higher than 4v4, they absolutely would need bigger arenas, no question.
Recently, Psyonix announced the end of Season 1 for competitive Rocket League entertainment; will you be participating in Season 2?
Related Game(s): Rocket League