If you’re not familiar, Rocket League is a mashup of Rocket League Keys soccer and a racing game. First arriving on Windows and PlayStation 4 back in mid-2015, it spread to Xbox, macOS, Nintendo Switch, and even Linux. Rather than traditional soccer players, each team has four rocket-powered cars that are used to hit the ball into the goal.
It has proved to be madly popular. According to developer Psyonix, over six million copies have been sold so far, and there were 40 million players at the start of the year. It’s also spawned an eSport, with a Rocket League Championship Series allowing professional players to compete.
In comparison, the Hot Wheels play-set is likely to be a little less advanced, though probably no less fun. While there’s no gameplay link between the remote-controlled cars and the play mat and the digital version, anybody buying the Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set will get a set of codes to activate unique in-game items. Mattel says details of what, exactly, that will include will come in due course.