Rocket League is going free-to-play this summer, great news!
Psyonix recently announced that Rocket League will be taking a turn into free-to-play lane! Stating that they will be “revamping and improving major features like Tournaments and Challenges, and introducing cross-platform progression!”.
📣📣📣 Announcement time: Rocket League is going free to play later this summer. Check out the details in our latest blog, and get ready for lots of news throughout the next few weeks!https://t.co/h1hqtWY9kp pic.twitter.com/HQsc7f7kVL
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) July 21, 2020
They also wanted to make it clear that they are leaving Steam for Epic Games. Psyonix stated this during their letter to the community:
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.”
No need to worry for those who own Rocket League on Steam, but you won’t be able to purchase Rocket League on Steam going forward. Hopefully, this will improve the game even more in the future, and I’m glad to see the change!