One of Steam's most played games, Rocket League, has been delisted and is now exclusively available on Epic Games Store.
Epic Games acquired Psyonix back in 2019 and from that point, it was only a matter of time when Rocket League would be delisted from Steam. Now it has arrived.
To be frank, this was to be expected, considering the early statements from Epic. After acquiring Psyonix, they noted Rocket League would continue to be supported on Steam for the existing purchasers but declined to comment on whether people would still be able to buy it on Steam after it launched on EGS.
Fast forward to September 24, 2020, and Rocket League has been launched as a free to play title on Epic Games Store and simultaneously delisted from Steam. Rocket League's store page now simply states that it was unlisted on the platform at the request of the publisher.
It is another major blow to Steam's heavy hitter lineup since Rocket League was one of the top four most played video games on the platform at the time of writing. Only CS:GO, Dota 2 and Among Us had more concurrent players.
This transition also caused another inconvenience for those who enjoyed Rocket League on Steam since they have to make Epic Games Store accounts if they want to keep playing the game .
One silver lining for those who overcome their distaste for Epic Games Store is the $10 coupon that can be used for microtransactions in Rocket League. Whether that will be enough to get the veteran players on board with the new model and storefront remains to be seen.
Epic Games didn't announce any plans to stop support for the Steam version as of yet, meaning all patches and DLC should be coming to there too.