Roller Champions, a free-to-play 3 vs. 3 sports game, now has an official release date. During the Ubisoft Forward, we learned that the game is set to release early on next year.
Revealed last year at E3, Roller Champions is a team-based sports game where two teams of three has players skating around an arena as they pass, dodge, and be the first to score five points. Players have to carry a ball a full lap around a track while avoiding opponents before they can throw it into the goal to score. While this is happening, the other two players have to help defend the ball carrier from the opposing team, but they can also have the ball passed to them for scoring purposes if the ball carrier has already completed a lap.
In the Ubisoft Forward, the development team, which consists of Ubisoft Montreal with help from Ubisoft Winnipeg and Ubisoft Pune, announced that they are moving from live phases to workshopping with smaller groups of players. According to project manager Stephane Drapeau, this has had a "massively positive" impact on development. Those interested in Roller Champions' development will be pleased to know that in October, the team will be giving fans a behind-the-scenes look the game's development and upcoming features. This early looks will include video dev diaries and commented development, allowing players to get into the heads of the development team as they work on bringing Rolelr Champions to version 1.0.
Roller Champions is releasing in early 2021 for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. We can expect to learn more about the game in the coming months.