Rocket League is one of the most popular multiplayer games on PC and others platforms. The game registers tens of thousands of players daily and has sold millions of copies. After all this success, Psyonix announced that the game will move to the Epic Games Store in a free to play form. In addition, it will no longer be available for download on Steam.
As part of the free-to-play update, Rocket League will introduce cross-platform support. This will be possible through a unified Epic Games account. Even if the game will no longer be available on Steam for new players, those who already own it will still be able to play it. Psyonix also says that the game will bring changes in terms of in-game tournaments and reward system.
The news comes a few days after the game’s five-year anniversary. Rocket League came like a storm on PC and PS4. Even though the basic gameplay hasn’t changed, the game has undergone a lot of changes; including switching from random loot boxes to blueprints that players can buy at will. Even if this system is not ideal, it is still ok than loot boxes from which you pray to receive the items you want. Anyway, the game had become a bit free-to-play lately, at least from the perspective of the game mode, so it’s no big deal.
In addition, migrating the game to the Epic Games Store is logical. The studio that developed the game (Psyonix) was bought by Epic in May last year. About the same time, the transition from loot box to blueprint happened. Now Epic will have two popular free-to-play titles: Fortnite and Rocket League.