Ubisoft today announced the announced closed beta dates for Roller Champions, a free team-based sports game that features skating, passing, dribbling, and scoring in busy arenas. The game will be released in 2021 and it is already possible to apply in Europe to participate in the closed beta phase, which will take place from February 17 at 6 pm until March 1 at 10 pm.
The announcement said that the closed beta will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Ubisoft Connect for PC and support cross-play matchmaking.
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Roller Champions is a new sports game that introduces exciting and fast-paced teammates’ moments on roller skates and is developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Winnipeg and Ubisoft Pune. Two teams of three compete in the arenas. They are encouraged by the crowd as they fight for possession, pass it to their teammates, and engage their opponents to throw the ball through glowing baskets into the arena for a point.
Based on comments from Closed Alpha, the Roller Champions development team has added a lot of new content to the Closed Beta: new modes including Ranked, Custom Matches, and Limited Time Game modes like 2v2. Other innovations include various gameplay improvements, new individual and team maneuvers, and the Skating Park: a permanent social center where up to six players can train, participate in limited-time mini-games, and have fun with teammates.
To register for a closed beta:
To discover all this new content, interested parties can now register for a chance for a closed beta: https://www.rollerchampions.com/Register. Anyone who has previously participated in the closed alpha version is automatically registered and thus has the opportunity to participate in the closed beta.
Roller Champions – Closed beta game trailer
Our review – Gaming-Grounds says:
We already had the opportunity to put Roller Champions through their paces in closed Alpha. This means that we were able to test all the content that was previously available in the beta version. After this test Ubisoft did well to keep working on Roller Champions for a while.
Gameplay was not intuitive, repetitive, and monotonous. In no way can anyone speak of some kind of “competition” for Rocket League, which currently dominates the genre. Getting started was neither easy nor comprehensible, and the skill ceiling wasn’t particularly high in our opinion. The choice of maneuvers and actions possible in the game was very limited. However, at this point at least, they seem to have gone uphill.
It remains to be seen if Ubisoft can create a solid game with exciting core concept and great potential. So far, there has been a bit of this in the initial release, but hopefully things will improve a lot in the beta. We will of course keep you updated.
More about the game:
As part of E3 2019, you can play Roller Champions for a brief time for the first time.
Now playable: Ubisoft introduces Roller Champions