Rocket League now belongs to Epic Games
Rocket League now belongs to Epic Games

Rocket Leagues is an over-the-top football (soccer)-on-wheels game by Psyonix. It’s available for Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The rising Windows game store Epic just bought Psyonix, Rocket League’s developer. As the storefront is ramping up their wage against Steam, we can only assume this particular title is getting out Valve’s popular digital seller.

Epic Games, Fortnite developers, premiered their digital store in December 2018 and quickly became Steam’s rival. They managed to do what EA’s Origin never did because they have scored a number of AAA PC exclusives like “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” and “Metro Exodus”. More importantly, Epic Games have already secured the highly anticipated Borderlands 3 as an Epic exclusive.

Their most recent exclusive, World War Z, has sold over one million copies.

World War Z
World War Z proves the Epic Store is successful. Source: PC Gamer.

Furthermore, Epic shares greater revenue with game studios, as they take 12% while Steam snatches 30%. However, Valve recently announced their store will take a smaller revenue once games hit certain milestones.

Epic Games now owns Rocket League. What now?

Psyonix explains the game will have more access to resources -money, developers, technology- to support the title. Epic Games plans to support Rocket League’s eSports competitions and bring the title to their storefront by late 2019.

By then, it’ll probably be no longer available on Stea, although people playing it on Steam will be able to play their existing copy and receive support, updates, patches, and content.

“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.”

Other details of the deal, like how much did Epic invested into buying Psyonix, are not public.

Psyonix and Epic Games have been working closely since Epic release the 2007’s Unreal Tournament 3. If you don’t know about the Unreal Tournament franchise – a series of multiplayer PVP FPS games featuring the Unreal Engine -, I assure you, it’s better than Fortnite:

Over the years, Psyonix and Epic have worked together to improve the Unreal Engine, which is a dev-tool set. Better said, Psyonix is a contract contributor for the Unreal-based games like Gears of War or Mass Effect 3.

Epic Games vs. Steam

Rocket league is still very popular 4 years later

Rocket League
Rocket League. Source: Psyonix.

Psyonix released Rocket League in 2015 to universal critical acclaim and almost undisputed fan love. It has sold over 57 million copies and won 2018 Most Fun on a Machine Steam Award.

Rocket League s a hybrid arcade-soccer game featuring four-wheels mayhem, fluid controls, and fun competition.

The game includes online matches, an offline Season mode, “Mutators” that let you change the rules, “Extra Modes” inspired in basketball and hockey, and about infinite customization options.

It has a price of $19.99 on Steam.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • OS: Windows 7 or Newer
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 or ATI 4850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space

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