Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’
It may not be the licensed video game adaptation of the criminally overlooked 2002 box office bomb Rollerball, but Ubisoft is working on a game called Roller Champions. It has actually been in development for a few years now. Roller Champions was first shown off at E3 2019.
After three years, the game is still not out. It’s first expected release date was in 2021. After its first delay, it was meant to come out earlier this year. Last week, the game was slapped with another delay. Hopefully, its last.
If you are unfamiliar, Roller Champions is a roller skating sports game. It has two teams of three, where players have to skate around an arena and throw the ball into their opponents net. More points are awarded for doing laps with the ball in-hand before scoring. There is also a larger arena more akin to a skatepark. In this area, players can freestyle with their mobility and participate in other activities than the main gamemode.
Ubisoft quietly delayed Roller Champions again today over on their discord server. pic.twitter.com/kniMdAPnV7
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) March 17, 2022
The game is free-to-play and will likely stay that way when it officially launches. There will also be additional features in the future, such as create-a-character and new gamemodes. The delay announcement was made on their Discord server, but not its official website or Twitter account. The exact release date has not been announced, but Ubisoft is aiming for “late Spring”.
Roller Champions is expected to release in the next few months for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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