James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 is coming to Rocket League for a restricted time


Would you pay $10 for the privilege of strapping rocket boosters to James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 vehicle and utilizing it to attain spectacular gravity-defying objectives with a large ball? Rocket League is formally making that potential from Thursday, July twenty ninth by way of August 4th.

Epic Video games developer Psyonix says it’s signed a multiyear cope with MGM and Aston Martin to carry 007 to the vehicular sporting recreation — beginning, after all, with the ‘60s basic made well-known by Goldfinger however nonetheless stealing scenes as not too long ago as Skyfall and the upcoming No Time to Die.

Will I purchase it, although? Nah — as a result of other than the teaser atop this submit, there doesn’t appear to be a lot Bond about Rocket League’s model apart from the DB5’s historic affiliation with the franchise. I wasn’t anticipating ejector seats, however Psyonix candidly tells me it received’t have any of the gadgety animations which may set Bond’s model aside. Turning the snazzy secret auto-rotating license plates right into a easy door for the rocket engine? I suppose that’s one thing.

I’ll in all probability save that cash towards Lego’s gadget-filled DB5 mannequin, whereas I wax nostalgic over these pictures I took of actual Bond automobiles on the London Movie Museum. I captioned a few of these pics for Gizmodo if you happen to like, although my submit there has fairly just a few extra embedded adverts than the final time I noticed it.

The Rocket League DB5 will value 1,100 credit, or roughly $10. It can include “007’s Aston Martin DB5 Paint End (which resembles the signature Silver Birch colour of the Aston Martin), Aston Martin DB5 Engine Audio, Aston Martin DB5 Wheels, and a Reel Life Decal,” in keeping with a press launch.