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Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Sequel “in the Works”

Posted by on March 10th, 2011 | 0 Comments | Tags: , ,

We want to develop games not just for you, but with you.

A developer at Psyonix has written a post detailing the company’s current projects and plans for future releases. The main point of the article is that Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, the commercially successful soccer-type game, has a sequel in development. The problem that Psyonix has is that they can’t find the right match with the right publisher. Even though SARB was a relative hit, it didn’t achieve impressive enough sales for publishers to seriously consider picking up its sequel. So what is Psyonix to do?

Turn to the community. The developer stated that Psyonix has several games in its development backlog that have never been seen by the public. They’re planning on continuing development on select titles, but doing so more openly, with the public more actively involved. This type of community based development is similar to what Notch has done with MineCraft. Starting next week, Psyonix will start releasing information about some of their in-development games. “Soon after,” said the developer, “I expect you will be playing some of them.” Unfortunately, he is quick to note that SARB 2 will not be one of the first games we see. It’s in development and they’re still working on it, but there isn’t a playable version just yet so we’ll have to be patient and wait until it does. The post also included a couple of images for the second game. Check ’em out!

For the full post, head over to Psyonix’s website. We’ll be sure to keep you up on things whenever more information is released. The original game is available for $9.99 and boasts a ton of fun multiplayer features.
Special thanks to one of our community members, Jasper(?), for bringing this news to light.