Epic Games has purchased Rocket League. The game is leaving the Steam store and going free to play. Read on to learn more about this important merger.
Epic Games acquired Psyonix, the developer behind Rocket League, last May. Since then, the game has announced many changes. In a recent post, Rocket League announced the newest updates. The most notable announcement is that the game will go free to play.
The digital version of the game is currently $19.99. However, after this summer, any digital copies will be free. This choice from Epic Games comes after the massive success of Fortnite, another free to play game. Rocket League will mimic the model of Fortnite, meaning the game will profit when users buy in-game items instead of having users buy the game itself.
Rocket League has not forgotten the users who purchased the game, however. Anybody who owns the game before it becomes free will receive “Legacy status.”
“Legacy status” will award users:
- 200+ upgraded common items
- the Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- the Huntress Player Banner
- “Est. 20XX” Pre-game Title displaying the year you purchased Rocket League
- all previous official DLC, including over 50 in-game items
Another important announcement was that of cross-platform progress. With the creation of an Epic Games account, users will carry their account across all platforms. Players will keep all the same in-game items, competitive rank, and “Rocket Pass” progress on every platform.
However, there is a potential downside for PC players. Rocket League will no longer be available through the Steam store. If you already own a Steam copy, you will still be able to access it via Steam. However, you should probably create an Epic Games account to receive quicker updates and more support.
These are some significant changes for Rocket League. What do you think of this announcement? Do you like it? Are you worried about an influx of new players? Let me know what you think in the comments. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Aroono newsletter.
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