Rocket League is going free-to-play and exclusive to Epic Games Store
As soon as the news spread that Epic Games was buying developer Psyonix, the architects behind Rocket League, we knew it’d be happening one day.
In a post on the Rocket League blog, Psyonix announced that Rocket League will be removed from Steam and will available exclusively through Epic Games Store for PC. Players will still be able to play through Steam and keep everything they’ve earned; it’s just new players won’t be able to download the game via Steam.
They also announced the game will be going free-to-play. That means the game will be getting an influx of new players and it might see some changes to cater to that new audience.
“The core gameplay will remain the same, but we are refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier,” the developer said. “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.”
For the players who bought the game, they will be given a Legacy Status label with early access to DLC, special in-game items, and banners. A launch date has yet to be announced for the free-to-play version of the game. Rocket League is currently $19.99 on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.