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Rocket League movie and TV show in discussions, work faster on your fan fic

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Rocket League surprised everyone when it landed as a free-to-play title for PlayStation Plus members in July. Less than a month later, the game had been downloaded more than five million times across PS4 and PC. Now it may be coming to the big screen, MCV reports.

Developer Psyonix said that they've been approached by several companies and individuals to discuss a film and a television show, as well as a licensed toy line.

"We've had discussions with various people and studios in Hollywood about making movies based on Rocket League, or a TV show," said Psyonix vice president of marketing Jeremy Dunham. "We've had people come our way with possible toy deals and lots of cross-promotions outside of our game.

"We are getting to the point where the people who want to work with us are much much more famous. It's crazy. The meetings that I have with new companies who I didn't realise were Rocket League players — it blows my mind.

"TV series and films are being pitched to us. There's nothing to announce, there's nothing official, we haven't signed any dotted lines. A big reason for that is there are lot of questions about Rocket League in general, about the fiction, the lore and how that would tie-in to a television show or film."

We've seen how Rocket League plays in an eSports environment. We've also gotten a taste of what Rocket League would sound like with real announcers. So what do you want out of a fictional Rocket League adaptation?