Developed by Psyonix, Rocket League is a highly addictive online multiplayer game that has you playing soccer using rocket-powered cars. Its unique yet effective gameplay has helped it amass a following of millions who log in daily to sharpen their skills. On the 21st of July 2020, it was announced that Rocket League will be free-to-play.
Max Parker, the Editorial Manager at Psyonix, made an announcement on the PlayStation Blog. There, he revealed that the title will soon be free-to-play in 2020. The game will also receive a significant update that will overhaul the menus. He also announced significant improvements to “major features” such as tournaments and challenges.
Psyonix will reward long-time players. If you played Rocket League before it becomes free-to-play, you will be rewarded with Legacy status. As Parker explains, this will include many perks such as:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC packs released before free-to-play
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
PlayStation gamers are not the only ones who will be getting Rocket League for free, however. The PC version of Rocket League will also be free-to-play. Additionally, the game will be removed from Steam and added to Epic Games Store. This is not entirely unexpected, as Psyonix was acquired by Epic Games in 2019. The version hosted on the Epic Games Store will be identical to the versions found on other platforms and will feature cross-platform play.
Players who own Rocket League on Steam need not worry, however. Psyonix is not pulling their support for the Steam version of the game. As is explained on the Rocket League website, although new players will not be able to purchase the game on Steam, long-time players will “be able to play and enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features”.