Psyonix is giving in to player-pressure and gifting the Rocket League community their most
demanded requested feature – transparent goalposts. They will be bundled into the next update, which is expected to drop sometime this Autumn.
This styling tweak will mean that the player’s viewpoint will be uninterrupted by nuisance posts whilst in goal, but the same theory will also extend to the stadium walls as some tactically choose to hug the outer edge, losing a clear view during certain camera angles. Those final few words, certain camera angles, are vital as the pitch will look the same as it does now for most of the game, only changing if you are within the goal or cwtching the perimeter.
Transparent Goalposts will add transparency to the goals, goalposts, and specific pieces of the Arena wall. More specifically, you will soon be able to see through parts of the Arena that were previously solid structures (depending on your position and camera view). When defending in-goal, for example, the posts and walls around you will become transparent for better vision. The same goes for players who hug Arena walls on offense or defense, because the quarterpipe will be see-through as well!
So as not to affect your human rights and civil liberties, you do have the power to turn the transparency off from the Options menu. There’s no pleasing some, eh?
Once the update is live, these new goalposts will be available in all standard arenas. Another performance pass will be conducted by Psyonix in those arenas to allow you to “make the most of your new-found visual freedom.” What a kind bunch!
Rocket League has become quite the phenomena, undoubtedly surpassing all expectations in terms of popularity and continued use. It is great to see a developer not only continuing to support and enhance their offering, to the degree that it still feels fresh despite the months and hours lost amongst its trance, but also that they actively listen to their users, take on their advice and award their loyalty. Kudos to Psyonix.
Do you still enjoy “bonnet soccer”? Has it left you bored of watching weebly people running up and down, having to stop to tie their laces, and unable to master the same aerial stunts performed by their mechanical brethren? Or have you tried to play Rocket League with your own car but instead ended up running over lil Timmy’s football, ruining his childhood and any chance of a normal life? Comments are welcomed below.
Please note: real life Rocket League could be dangerous and we do not recommend it is played with your clapped out Micra or any other vehicle.
Please also note: no real life balls were hurt in the making of this article.