Psyonix has announced that it will be making Rocket League a free to play title, and that update will be going live this summer. Along with moving to a free to play model Rocket League will receive a large update that will change both tournaments and challenges. At the same time Rocket League will be available on the Epic Games Store, but that will come at a bit of a cost as new players will not be able to download the Steam version. This is likely down to the fact that Epic Games bought Psyonix last year.
Anyone who plays Rocket League before it goes free to play will get Legacy status and content which will include:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play.
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the year when the player first started playing Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
- Faded Cosmos Boost (only available to those who played before the announcement)
The changes for tournaments and challenges have not been explained yet, and the only change mentioned so far, apart from going free to play, is that the menus will be changed so navigation of Rocket League will be easier. In our review for Rocket League, Jim wrote:
Bar this one niggling issue, everything else about Rocket League is superb. Sure, Psyonix could have perhaps been a bit more daring yet the safe route has certainly paid off. With the foundation now set, hopefully the developer will start to experiment as it begins rolling out the first of its free content updates.
You can read the full Rocket League review here.
Source: Press Release