After five years, Psyonix has revealed the next chapter of its popular "soccar" game, Rocket League.
Later this summer, it will be going free-to-play across all platforms. This will also line up with its release on the Epic Games Store. Psyonix says the core gameplay will remain the same, but it will refine the menus to make navigation easier, and revamp major features like tournaments and challenges.
Anyone who already owns Rocket League - across any platform - will still be able to "play and enjoy the game" with full support for future updates and features. As part of the free-to-play update, Rocket League is adding cross-platform progression. This will require an Epic Games account.
we’re introducing cross-platform progression with free to play, and you'll be able to bring items, Rocket Pass progress, and your Competitive Rank to every platform where you play Rocket League, thanks to an Epic Games Account. There's a lot more to share about that, so stay tuned in the coming months.
In addition to this, it's been revealed the Steam version of Rocket League will no longer be available to download for new players:
Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns Rocket League on any platform (including Steam) will be able to play and enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players. To put it simply, wherever you play now (including Steam), you'll still be able to play in the future.
Anyone who has played Rocket League online before the launch of the free-to-play version (this applies to existing owners) will be rewarded with a special Legacy status in the game. This Legacy status comes with the following content:
All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free-to-play, "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League, 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality, Golden Cosmos Boost, Dieci-Oro Wheels, and a Huntress Player Banner. If you've played online before this announcement, you will also receive the Faded Cosmos Boost.
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