Psyonix has had plenty of crossovers in the past, but their latest batch of Rocket League DLC will have a prehistoric flair to it. The developer announced today that they've teamed up with Universal Interactive for a Jurassic World car pack to release on June 18. The downloadable content will cost $1.99 and will include a new vehicle plus some additional goodies.
This isn't the first time that Rocket League has had DLC based upon iconic films. They previously put out cars based upon Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Back to the Future in the past. All three of these movie crossovers make sense for the car soccer title as all of the films feature some iconic vehicles, from the Batmobile to Doc Brown's DeLorean DMC-12.
The biggest part of the Jurassic World car pack is the ability to drive a Jeep Wrangler that features either Jurassic World or Jurassic Park styling, depending on what team the player is on. Additional bonuses in the car pack include a Tyrannosaurus-themed goal explosion (below). There are also custom wheels, three Jurassic Park-themed player banners, antennas, and a new hardhat topper.
One of the most iconic scenes in Jurassic Park is where the Tyrannosaurs Rex pursues Dr. Ian Malcolm (and others) in the Jurassic Park Jeep, and Psyonix even remade it with a Rocket League twist in the trailer seen above. That makes this crossover DLC a cool nod to that intense chase sequence while also promoting the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (which releases June 22). Like other Rocket League DLC, it's also somewhat cheaply priced as players are getting a good chunk of new cosmetics for only two dollars.
Psyonix has done a fantastic job of keeping Rocket League relevant with excellent content post-release, and this is really no different. A major free update hit just last week in which a new arena, called Salty Shores, was added into the game, and the ranked competitive season 8 just began. The developer has shown a real dedication to their game, and fans have been happy to support them by purchasing optional DLC packs. It's a perfect example of how developers should treat multiplayer game updates, and it's no surprise that major developers like DICE are adopting similar strategies for their games as a service releases such as Battlefield V.
Source: Rocket League