22 July 2020 12:44
Popular multiplayer game Rocket League will become free-to-play later this summer, it has been announced. The game will also be removed from Steam, with the PC edition set to become available exclusively on the Epic Games Store. In a post on the Rocket League website, the Psyonix development team wrote: "The core gameplay will remain the same, but we are refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier. Plus, we're revamping and improving major features like Tournaments and Challenges, and introducing cross-platform progression!" Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines "Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane hybrid of sports and action you love today, and soon, even more players will share that love." Cross-platform progression, a new feature for the game, will allow players to maintain their stats and progress while switching between platforms. Rocket League is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles.
Anyone who has already played Rocket League online before the launch of free-to-play will be awarded Legacy status. Legacy status includes all of the Rocket League-branded DLC released in the past, an "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League, 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality, a Golden Cosmos Boost, Dieci-Oro Wheels, and a Huntress Player Banner. It has not yet been revealed exactly when the game will be switching over to a free edition.