Developer Roll7 Publisher 505 Games Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release 2018
Local-multiplayer future sport Laser League hooks us immediately. Matches are the best of three rounds, and revolve around taking control of nodes dotted around the arena. Running near one activates laser fields in your team’s colour, eviscerating enemies who run into them. Each arena has different laser grid-patterns, and necessitates a change in tactics – some layouts encourage aggressive, projectile-based play, while others require careful space control. Changing classes and loadouts is a fumble at the moment, as the in-development menus are a bit of a mess. But we soon find our favourites. Blade can dash-ambush for a kill, while Thief steals captured points, which we frequently blindside incoming foes with. We wouldn’t dub it the new Rocket
League just yet, but it’s been a while since a game of this kind has lured us in so quickly. A PlayStation Plus release could be just the ticket.