Rocket League’s developer Psyonix have announced that the game will become free to play later this summer, which includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
However, PC players will no longer be able to download the game through Steam, as once it becomes free to play, it will exclusively launch through the Epic Games Store.
Psyonix have stated: "After nearly five years, millions of players, and billions of soccer matches played, it's time to talk about the next chapter of Rocket League.
“The game wouldn't be where it is today without our dedicated and amazing community. Today, we're excited to announce that we're gearing up to make that community even bigger."
The developer has also announced that the game’s core gameplay shall remain the same, however, there will be updates to the game’s menus in order to make navigation easier.
Psyonix has also promised that they will revamp some of the game’s major features like tournaments. The update will also see cross-platform progression between aforementioned consoles.
"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.”
But what about those who paid for the game?
Upon the game’s switch to free to play, anyone who paid for or played Rocket League before the update will be granted “Legacy Status.” This will include a load of exclusive cosmetic items, such as a title that displays the first year you played Rocket League.
Any items earned before the free to play update also won’t be lost and will also be able to carry between platforms thanks to the developer’s new cross-platform progression.
Rocket League has been massively popular since its release, so with the developers making the decision to make the game free to play, this will surely only bring in more players, meaning hopefully big things are to come from this.
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