‘Rocket League’ Leaves Steam Store & Goes Free-To-Play ‘Later This Summer’

The game’s makers said that anyone who bought and played the game online before it went free-to-play will get “legacy status” and a number of bonuses.

A sought-after game where you’re juggling a giant ball with a car while flying through the air, known as Rocket League, is the sports game of choice for a lot of people. Now, it looks like the audience for that game will get a lot larger.

Psyonix announced Tuesday that Rocket League will become a free-to-play game “later this summer” and will leave the Steam store for the Epic Game store as well.

Since it was first released on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015, Rocket League has seen a considerable evolution. The game is on every console now and has become a big hit online.

On Tuesday, the game’s makers said that anyone who bought and played the game online before it went free-to-play will get “legacy status” and a number of bonuses. This would include an “Est. 20XX’ moniker that displays when they first started playing the game.

Common items collected in the paid game will also become “legacy” quality and players will get a special boost, set of wheels and a player banner at no extra charge.

While it doesn’t have an official date just yet, Psyonix teased some changes to its Tournament and Challenge systems and more details about the change to free-to-play.

Regardless, it’s big news for a vibrant online community that’s likely to get a lot bigger now that it’s an extremely cheap game to get started with.

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