Epic Games has announced that it has acquired the creators of Rocket League, Psyonix. Moreover, Rocket League will come to the Epic Games Store as an exclusive title in late 2019, meaning that the game will no longer be sold on Valve’s distribution service, Steam.
As the press release reads, the PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019 and in the meantime, it will continue to be available for purchase on Steam. Once Rocket League becomes available on the Epic Games Store, the Steam version will not be available for purchase, though the game will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers.
So yeah, there is nothing to worry if you’ve already purchased the Steam version or if you are planning on getting it; the game will still be supported by the developers.
Dave Hagewood, founder of Psyonix, said:
“We’ve been working closely with Epic since the early days of Unreal Tournament, and we’ve survived changing tides as partners, so combining forces makes sense in many ways. The potential of what we can learn from each other and accomplish together makes us truly excited for the future.”
Tim Sweeney, CEO at Epic Games, added:
“Psyonix has always been a part of the Epic family, and we’re happy to make it official. We have great respect for how Psyonix has built an excellent team and an incredible community around Rocket League.”
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