Image via Psyonix
Image via Psyonix
Rocket League will join Epic Games’ rapidly expanding catalogue of free-to-play games. Not only will it ensure that Rocket League is on every platform, but hopes are high that it would mirror Fortnite’s success.
Rocket Leauge developer, Psyonix, didn’t confirm a date, but assured fans that the “core gameplay will remain the same” while the team works to refine the “main menus to make exploring the game easier”.
As per the statement, Psyonix will begin with “Rocket League’s release on its newest platform, the Epic Games Store”. In addition, the team will revamp and improve major features, such as Tournaments and Challenges.
“Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane hybrid of sports and action you love today. Soon, even more players will share that love. […] This version of the game will be identical to the version found on other platforms”.
Furthermore, the updates will feature cross-platform play anywhere, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam. Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns it will be able to play.
That includes owning it on Steam. Gamers will still get to “enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features”. Unfortunately, though, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players.
To put it simply, wherever you play now (including Steam), you’ll still be able to play in the future. Anyone who has played Rocket League online before the launch of free to play will be rewarded with Legacy status”.
The good news is that Legacy status will include all branded DLC released before free to play, and more than 200 common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality.
But wait, there’s more. It will also include a Golden Cosmos Boost, Dieci-Oro Wheels, and a Huntress Player Banner. Fans who have played online before this announcement, you will also receive the Faded Cosmos Boost.
Rocket League, which was initially released in back in 2015, is the second iteration of an earlier title from Psyonix, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
It is built on the same physics-based concept, and more than five billion matches have been played among 75 million players worldwide since its release five years ago.
Psyonix also vowed that all hard-earned inventory unlocked over the years will still be available once the free play version rolls out later this year. And there’s plenty more to come.