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Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Cars 2 Still Exists

May be heading to PS4.

After long months of radio silence, Psyonix Studios has stepped out from the shadows to formally announce Supersonix Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Cars 2.

Though many won’t be familiar with its predecessor, the game still has a strong fanbase in Europe and has no doubt drawn in members of our community from time to time.

For the uninitiated, Battle Cars carries a simple premise; it’s basically a vehicular take on the continent’s most popular ball sport.

Despite only launching with a cluster of arenas and challenges, it’s the multiplayer that ultimately made the game such a hit, especially its local counterpart. I remember spending long nights and early mornings, during various stages of intoxication, pumping goal after goal amidst a sea of screams, japes, and laddish jostling.

The sequel, which is due to undergo alpha testing, will usher in a slew of new features.

Influenced by ongoing feedback from fans, these include in-game tournament support, dedicated servers, and better matchmaking. More interesting is the addition of mutators, allowing players to adjust certain aspects such as the ball’s shape and size to deliver some truly crazy combinations.

SARPBC 2 will first run on PC before Psyonix decide on porting to consoles. This is largely due to the freedom the studio needs when making updates to the game. This alpha version will be completely free.

The developer has already stated that SARPBC 2 won’t make it in time for the PlayStation 4’s launch, though the mere mention of Sony’s platform could suggest where the game is headed.

Source: Psyonix Studios

  1. Pesico
    Since: Sep 2008

    This is great news. SARPBC is the game I’ve sunk most hours into on PS3. Maybe all games ever. I really hope this comes to PS4. Used to play it every evening locally with my friends in the first years after the game was out. I continue to play it online with friends now. I just love the way new and awesome things can happen at the blink of an eye.

    Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 14:02.
    • Jim Hargreaves
      Since: Nov 2009

      This. No two matches are ever the same. It’s just a shame it didn’t grip more people.

      Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 14:08.
    • GhostViper
      Since: Aug 2008

      We should take a match soon. Even though I fear I might loose a lot.

      Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 16:03.
      • Pesico
        Since: Sep 2008

        We should:)

        Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 16:22.
  2. evret
    Since: Mar 2012

    great news, was a huge fan of the first but didn’t know they were working on a sequel. i’ll prob skip the pc and wait for it to come to ps4. would love to see it on vita too.

    Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 14:28.
  3. boeboe
    Since: Feb 2013

    Nothing but love for this game. More fun than fifa..although I hate fifa so

    Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 14:38.
  4. Jakster123x
    Since: Aug 2011

    Fantastic game, local and online multiplayer is still brilliant.

    I emailed Psyonix a couple of months ago to ask about this and they said that development had been slow but they were only just ramping up development then so I think we’ll probably see it midway through 2014.

    Comment posted on 31/08/2013 at 15:27.

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