Epic Games has announced that they are in the process of purchasing Rocket League developer Psyonix.
In the short term, nothing will be changing regarding Rocket League, with both Epic Games and developer Psyonix confirming their commitment to supporting the game for the foreseeable future. In fact, in the words of Psyonix, the deal with Epic Games will allow them to serve the Rocket League community in ‘even bigger and better ways.’
“In the short term, nothing will change at all! We’re still committed to providing Rocket League with frequent updates that have new features, new content, and new ways to play the game for as long as you’ll have us,” Pysonix stated in a FAQ posted following the news.
The developer also revealed that Rocket League would be coming to the Epic Games store in late 2019 and suggested that the game would be removed from sale on Steam, although they promised that it would continue to be supported on the platform for everyone who has already purchased Rocket League on Steam.
“The PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019. In the meantime, it will continue to be available for purchase on Steam; thereafter it will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers.”
“In the long-term, we expect to bring Rocket League to the Epic Games store and to leverage our new relationship to grow the game in ways we couldn’t do on our own before. We believe that bringing Rocket League to new audiences with more support is a win for everybody.”
Rocket League first launched on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2015 before releasing on Xbox One a year later in 2016. A Nintendo Switch version was also released in November 2017.