Rocket League will become free to Buy Rocket League Credits play later this summer — with some added cross-platform capabilities — according to the game’s developer, Psyonix. The announcement does not include a date for the impending price drop.
With this change, the five-year-old vehicular soccer game will join a growing catalog of free-to-play titles under Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite and the parent company behind Rocket League. The decision to ensure Rocket League is not just on every platform but also free for everyone mirrors the wildly successful formula Epic concocted for Fortnite, which is now a cultural phenomenon played by a generation of gamers.
Rocket League, first released in July of 2015, offers players a game of soccer via rocket-propelled hot rods for LOLGA the price of $19.99. The game is the second iteration of an earlier title from Psyonix, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, built using the same physics-based concept. Since the game first released, five billion matches have been played with 75 million players worldwide, according to statistics published by Rocket League.