Psyonix’s hit Rocket League will officially make its transition to a free-to-play format across consoles and PC starting next week.
Since its debut in 2015, Rocket League has gradually become one of the most popular online multiplayer titles available across consoles and PC. Though the game initially launched as a paid title, and after Psyonix’s acquisition by Epic Games, Rocket League will be entering a new chapter with its official transition into a free-to-play title, which will take place starting next week.
Developer Psyonix has officially announced that Rocket League will transition to becoming free-to-play across all platforms starting on September 23, 2020. Ahead of the game’s transition to its free-to-play format, a new update will release on September 16 that adds some key features to the title, including cross-platform progression linking through an Epic Games account, Legacy items, along with additional updates and changes.
You can take a look at a new cinematic trailer released by Psyonix ahead of the game’s free-to-play debut later this month:
As detailed by Psyonix, the free-to-play launch for Rocket League will also mark the title’s debut on the Epic Games Store and removal from the Steam store (current owners of the game on Steam, however, are unaffected). The free-to-play version, when it launches on September 23, will also add new features such as the return of the Rocket Pass, new Item Packs, some upgrades and changes to the Tournaments and Challenges systems, and more. A special limited time in-game event called “Llama-Rama” will also be happening after the game makes its free-to-play debut, which will take place as a Fortnite crossover event.
Earlier in the year, it was confirmed that Rocket League players on PS4 and Switch won’t require an online subscription to PS Plus or Nintendo Switch Online to play the game, following in the tradition of other free-to-play games like Fortnite. While the game is popular already, the transition to a free-to-play structure will surely open Psyonix’s title up to a wider audience across its numerous platforms.
Rocket League is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux.