Psyonix have announced that Rocket League's launch on Epic Games Store will coincide with the game going free-to-play, and while Steam and other players will get to keep playing, it will only be available via EGS in the future.
"After nearly five years, millions of players, and billions of soccar matches played, it's time to talk about the next chapter of Rocket League. The game wouldn't be where it is today without our dedicated and amazing community. Today, we're excited to announce that we're gearing up to make that community even bigger. Beginning later this summer, Rocket League is going free to play", the dev wrote.
Nothing changes in terms of Rocket League gameplay, but you can expect some tweaking of the UI, as well as improvements on major features like Tournaments and Challenges.
Psyonix are also introducing cross-platform progression for Rocket League, which will include Epic's store.
"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. To put it simply, wherever you play now (including Steam), you'll still be able to play in the future", they wrote.
Rocket League players who play the game before it goes f2p get the Legacy status, which includes:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
Additionally, veteran Rocket League players are getting the Golden Cosmos Boost, which you can check out on the image above.
You can find the announcement here .