Psyonix has just confirmed that Rocket League will be going free to play later this year. The move means that the game will be free on all the current platforms that the game is hosted on. This includes the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This is indeed a bold move and with the massive thriving community of the game, could be what gives it a rocket boost into the next-generation.
Rocket League going free to play – a goal for the game
Psyonix has just announced that the game intends to go free to play later in the summer. After being bought out by Epic Games, it seems that this would be the wisest move as it opens the doors of opportunity for the game to become even bigger and get a larger audience.
Psyonix has also outlined the rewards for people who have paid for the game prior to this announcement, i.e. people who paid money to access Rocket League:
Your rewards will mostly be in-game cosmetics that will reflect your status as someone who entered the game before it went free to play. In a game like Rocket League, cosmetics are the king.
With the arrival of the next-generation consoles imminent, and Fortnite already announced as a PS5/Xbox Series X title, it would only make sense for Epic games to encourage Psyonix to port over Rocket League to the next-generation as well.
While we don’t have a specific date for the game to go free, it can’t be very far off as we are entering the end of summer very soon.
Psyonix has also confirmed that along with full platform crossplay, cross-progression for the game will also be supported, so all of your DLC and cosmetics will carry over from one platform to the other, just like Fortnite.
The game will also get delisted from Steam and will become an Epic Games exclusive. However steam owners will still be able to play the game and receive updates, but new players will have to leave steam and start their free to play journey on the Epic Games Store.
As it stands, Rocket League is easily one of gamings lesser-known multiplayer behemoths. While it might not have the monthly average users of the big boys like Fortnite or PUBG, it still has a sizeable audience that with free to play means it will only grow even more exponentially.