The insane level of popularity that Rocket League has been able to sustain since its release 5 years ago in July of 2015 has been nothing short of remarkable. There are multiplayer games that just fizzle out after a while and then there are some that maintain their popularity even years after release such as Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and even Grand Theft Auto Online.
Rocket League has been so popular for so long because of regular updates and content drops. Not to mention that Psyonix has been listening to its community for the past 5 years. The success of Rocket League has led them to multiple awards, Esports competitions, and frequent player base growth to this day. I can guarantee that the player base will grow much bigger now that we’ve heard the big announcement from Psyonix themselves.
Earlier Today, Psyonix put out an announcement on their website that Rocket League will be going Free to Play in Summer 2020. With that news, they’ve also announced that coming with the Free to Play release will be a gigantic update to the game itself. You can read everything in complete detail below.
Psyonix TeamThe core gameplay will remain the same, but we are refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier. Plus, we’re revamping and improving major features like Tournaments and Challenges, and introducing cross-platform progression! Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane hybrid of sports and action you love today, and soon, even more players will share that love. That begins with Rocket League’s release on its newest platform: the Epic Games Store.
Rocket League will release on the Epic Games Store on PC the same time it goes free to play. This version of the game will be identical to the version found on other platforms, and will feature cross-platform play anywhere you play Rocket League, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam.
Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns Rocket League on any platform (including Steam) will be able to play and enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features. However, 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, which includes:
• All Rocket League-branded DLC released
before free to play
• “Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
• 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
• Golden Cosmos Boost
• Dieci-Oro Wheels
• Huntress Player Banner
In addition, if you’ve played online before this announcement, you will also receive the Faded Cosmos Boost. Legacy rewards will be granted once the free to play version launches later this summer. Check out the items in the slideshow below!
You may be wondering what will happen to the hard-earned inventory that you’ve unlocked over the years. Don’t worry, it will still be available to you when free to play goes live! Plus we’re introducing cross-platform progression with free to play, and you’ll be able to bring items, Rocket Pass progress, and your Competitive Rank to every platform where you play Rocket League, thanks to an Epic Games Account. There’s a lot more to share about that, so stay tuned in the coming months.
Rocket League is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC for $19.99. It will become Free to Play in a couple of months in the Summer of 2020.
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