Rocket League is going to be free-to-play this summer, announced Psyonix. The change comes as the team has been slowly but surely revamping and improving the game. And now, we’re seeing the fruits of that labor.
The plan has clearly always been to make the game more accessible. Psyonix has been slowly tweaking progression, adding new game modes and more to bring players in and give them stuff to work for. And with the move to free-to-play, the game is slated for even more refinements, but will still be the same core experience. “Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane hybrid of sports and action you love today, and soon, even more players will share that love,” explained the developer.
The developer also said that the Epic Games version will be identical to the other available versions. All the DLC and content released before the game goes free will either be rolled into the game or given to players who have paid for it. The game will also have crossplay between Epic Games and Steam because of the inclusion of Epic’s support. The goal here is obviously to get the game into the hands of as many people as possible.
So with the game going free-to-play Anyone who paid full price will not lose out though. Anyone who already purchased Rocket League will get a special Legacy status for their account as a badge of honor, and some special cosmetic rewards. Here’s the breakdown of what Psyonix is giving to these users.
- 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
- Huntress Player Banner
Going into more detail, Psyonix shared some more details about the change. The company said that they will be merging more features into the game and adding new stuff. Here’s what they had to say:
“You may be wondering what will happen to the hard-earned inventory that you’ve unlocked over the years. Don’t worry, it will still be available to you when free to play goes live! Plus 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,” continued Psyonix. “There’s a lot more to share about that, so stay tuned in the coming months.”
Rocket League is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.