Psyonix has announced that Rocket League will go free to play later this Summer. Moreover, the team has announced that the game will come out on Epic Games Store, and that it will no longer be available on Steam.
Now the good news here is that those that already own the game on Steam will be able to play with everyone. The Steam version will also support cross-play support between all platforms. However, new gamers will no longer be able to download and access the game on Steam.
As Psyonix stated:
“Rocket League will release on the Epic Games Store on PC the same time it goes free to play. This version of the game will be identical to the version found on other platforms, and will feature cross-platform play anywhere you play Rocket League, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam.
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.”
So yeah, apparently this be another Epic Games Store exclusive, even though we’re talking about a free to play game. Still, this may significantly boost the Epic Games Store player numbers.
Psyonix has not revealed when exactly Rocket League will go free to play. Naturally, we’ll be sure to keep you posted!