Rocket League Going Free To Play This Summer. The Rocket League is very much evolving. Developer Psyonix today revealed the online cars-meets-soccer game would go free-to-play later this summer. In addition, the game will expand through platforms, covering elements such as promotional items, a progression of combat passes, and competitive rank.
Things also shift dramatically for the game’s PC version. When Rocket League’s free-to-play version releases, it’ll switch from Steam to the Epic Games Store. (Psyonix was purchased last year from Fortnite-maker Epic.) This is how the studio explains:
Rocket League will also make its debut on the Epic Games Store when it goes free to play. It will be identical to the version on other platforms and will feature cross-platform play with all Rocket League platforms. Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns it on any platform (including Steam) will be able to play the game with full support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players.
Psyonix provides a range of in-game bonuses for those who buys the game before the downloadable edition kicks off, including “all Rocket League-branded Content launched until it’s free to download.”
It was available on the Mac and on PlayStation 4 as Rocket League released in July 2015. The game has since become a triumph, spurring an official competition and a range of Hot Wheels cars. The title can also be played on Xbox and Nintendo Switch.