Total -believed life longer. Ubisoft unveiled the release date for Roller Champions after almost a year of radio silence.
Do you remember Roller Champions? No? Until a few days ago we had completely replaced the game from our memory. No wonder, Ubisoft announced the turned off sports game at E3 in 2019 and has only undertaken relatively little since then to market the title away from the hardcore fans won at the time. Although there was a playable demo and closed test phases immediately after the announcement, we didn’t even notice that Roller Champions had been postponed several times. The game has also been ready for production since April.
Therefore, it is actually not surprising that Ubisoft has now announced the starting shot for the competitive game. From May 25th you can measure yourself in arenas with other players in teams of 3, score goals and steal the ball with not quite fair actions. Roller Champions will first appear for the PC (in the Ubisoft Store), the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Both cross-play and cross progression are supported directly at the start. So it makes no difference on which platform is skated on. Later, versions for the Nintendo Switch, the Epic Games Store, Stadia and Amazon Luna are to be added.
Roller Champions reminds, if you haven’t seen a trailer or screenshots yet, the concept of the dark science fiction film rollerball. In contrast to the brutal film spectacle, the game from Ubisoft is suitable for every age group. It is much more likely to go towards Rocket League with a pinch of Knockout City and should offer innumerable fun. Will that be crowned by success? Let’s take a look, so far there is hardly any speech about the game on a broad front. There are only a little more reactions on the official channels. These are mostly positive by fans and, accordingly, mostly positive. How the mood is after the official release will mainly depend on the quality of Roller Champions.
In our opinion, the title can be an entertaining pleasure if the gameplay is right. The surrounding thing already corresponds to the genre standard. There are countless personalization options, a free scooter passport for bonuses and equipment and a premium variant of the whole. Unfortunately, Ubisoft has not always been successful in recent years away from the big brands such as Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Assassin’s Creed and Co. For example, we think of Hyper Scape, which was discontinued after less than two years in April 2022.
Now to the website of Roller Champions!