Ubisoft’s future sports game Roller Champions will be coming out next week on 25th May. The free to play game will be available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will support Roller Champions via backward compatibility.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with Ubisoft Winnipeg and Ubisoft Pune alongside, Roller Champions game takes roller derby as its foundations, blends it with ball sports in a Rocket League fashion, and throws in a handful of dirty looking attack moves that would make fans of 1975 Rollerball proud.
It’s a 3v3 competitive multiplayer game, with both teams heading into a roller derby arena and racing around while trying to grab the ball, take on on a complete circuit of the track, and then score a goal through a hoop on the wall. Teamwork is pretty essential!
Roller Champions rolls into the arena with full cross-play and cross-progression support, so you can hop between platforms, team up with buddies on other consoles, and more. This should also help the game stay populated and matchmaking times low.
The game has been in development for a rather long time. First announced in 2019, it then went into alpha testing in 2020, and had a beta test in early 2021. Now, over a year on from that test release, it’s getting a full launch. We went hands on with the game for that beta, and found a pretty good future sports game.
I said in our Roller Champions preview, “There’s something to Roller Champions, but I think it will take more effort for players to find it than in, say, the inherent charms of Rocket League – and let’s be honest here, Roller Champions is 100% trying to pinch some of Rocket League’s lunch. It’s well worth giving a try though, especially if you can grab some friends to join you.”