After the success of its unique gameplay of soccer using cars, Rocket League became a popular game among gamers. This also raised the name of Psyonix to become one of the indie developers who could be considered very successful. Especially since the game was released on Nintendo Switch with crossplay support.
The success of Psyonix was finally glimpsed by Epic Games, where they immediately acquired the developer from San Diego, United States. However, this brings him to new problems, especially for those of you who might become Gabe Newell and Steam fans. This is because they immediately moved Rocket League to the Epic Games Store exclusively.
Psyonix announced that soon the Rocket League will change its business model to free-to-play this summer. It’s unclear when they will change it, but when they officially change the game to free-to-play, the game can’t automatically be bought on Steam. They will move it to the Epic Games Store.
📣📣📣 Announcement time: Rocket League is going free to play later this summer. Check out the details in our latest blog, and get ready for lots of news throughout the next few weeks!https://t.co/h1hqtWY9kp pic.twitter.com/HQsc7f7kVL
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) July 21, 2020
Meanwhile, for you who have the game on Steam, you will still be able to play it on Steam. As an old player, you will get a Legacy status that gives you all branded DLC released before free-to-play, the title “Est. 20XX “which reads the first year you played the game, more than 200 items upgraded to” Legacy “quality, Golden Cosmos Boost, Dieci-Oro Wheels, and Huntress banner. Meanwhile, for those of you who played Rocket League before the announcement today, you will get Faded Cosmos Boost.
Interestingly, after everything turned into free-to-play, Psyonix introduces cross-platform progression for the Rocket League. In other words, you who play it on a PC via Steam or Epic Games Store will be able to continue your progress to PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.
The move to the Epic Games Store has become something very natural, given that Psyonix itself was acquired by Epic Games last year. So, those of you who are still loyal to Gaben seem to have to buy Rocket League right now before Psyonix moves to Epic Games Store.
Rocket League can now be played on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The game will turn into free-to-play this summer and will move from Steam to the Epic Games Store after the update is implemented.