Ubisoft has numerous new video games stewing inside its many studios, and a type of is the competitive-skating digital sport Roller Champions. Now, the writer desires to see how the free-to-play multiplayer recreation performs in the true world. Ubisoft is kicking off a closed alpha for Roller Champions that begins March 11 and runs by way of March 23.

When GamesBeat evaluations editor Mike Minotti performed Roller Champions in June, he described it as “roller derby-meets-Rocket League.” The purpose is to outskate your opponents to get a ball that you simply shove into an illuminated hoop on the finish of the rink. And it looks like enjoyable. You can, after all, try to search out out for your self by hopping into the closed alpha take a look at.

You can register to take part within the Roller Champions closed alpha by signing up on the game’s website. Right now, it’s just for Ubisoft’s Uplay service on PC, so console gamers must sit this one out.

But Ubisoft nonetheless plans to launch Roller Champions for everybody this 12 months.

If you participated within the earlier Uplay demo for Roller Champions, Ubisoft has made some adjustments and additions. You’ll discover extra character customization choices and strikes in addition to a brand new enviornment.

Roller Champions is a small however important step for Ubisoft because it makes an attempt to maneuver previous the disappointing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. That big-budget cooperative shooter missed the writer’s expectations, and the corporate delayed most of its lineup in response.

Ubisoft desires to create video games that really feel extra distinct from each other, and Roller Champions might ship precisely that.