Video games are often a great way for car enthusiasts to try out vehicles they couldn’t otherwise drive. It’s also a great advertising campaign by automakers and game developers alike. Just check out Forza Horizon 4, where you can now drive the C8 Corvette. The latest game to include a new 2021 vehicle won’t just let you drive it, but fly it as well. That game is Rocket League, the rocket powered automotive soccer game, and it’s just announced they’ve made a unique 2021 Ford F-150 available for an in-game purchase from February 20 to 28.
The eye catching design was actually a collaboration between Ford truck designers and Psyonix game designers, so it’s no surprise it carries the basic blueprint of the 2021 Ford F-150 into the general theme of Rocket League cars. It looks a lot like a design sketch from the truck’s development, with the signature C shaped headlights and triangular taillights, Raptor-like front grille, and front window dip. But the proportions are whimsical and exaggerated, giving it a concept car look.
There’s no word on how much the in game purchase will be, but Rocket League is already free to play on all supported platforms, so it shouldn’t be too much for fans to swallow. In addition to the truck, players will also get a chairman decal and F-150 player banner, two sets of F-150 wheels, plus unique F-150 engine audio and boost.
In addition to giving players a new vehicle to choose from, Ford is sponsoring the Rocket League Championship Series Winter Majors. They will have a between-game graphic where the F-150 cleans the field, and several virtual banners around the field. Better yet, a 2021 Ford F-150 to the winner of the Rocket League Freestyle Invitational, a judged competition where players shoot for the best tricks and moves.
Ultimately, this is a cool partnership between Ford and Rocket League that’s resulted in a fun jet powered pickup truck. If only the winner of the freestyle competition could get a real life 2021 Ford F-150 that can fly like the one in the game.