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Rocket League developer Psyonix acquired by Epic Games, game may be removed from Steam

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Epic Games, developer of the free-to-play worldwide phenomenon Fortnite Battle Royale, has acquired the developer behind the incredibly popular Rocket League.

Unsurprisingly, the game will be made available on the Epic Games Store, Epic's new store front and competitor to the likes of Steam and GOG GALAXY that's differentiated itself with a favorable 88% revenue split with developers that publish games on the store.

This logically calls Rocket League's future on Steam into question. Despite being listed on the store for almost 4 years, Epic Games has been aggressively courting both timed and full exclusivity for games in the PC space on its store. In addition, The Verge noted that the wording on the acquisition announcement made it seem like the game won't continue to be available on Steam once it hits the Epic Games Store:

"The PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019. In the meantime, it will continue to be available for purchase on Steam; thereafter it will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers."

However, the official Rocket League Twitter account later tweeted out the following statement:

"Hi all! We wanted to clarify something for you after today’s news: Rocket League is and remains available on Steam. Anyone who owns Rocket League through Steam can still play it and can look forward to continued support. Thanks!"

Though still decidedly vague on the game's long-term plans, it will continue to be available on Steam for the foreseeable future. If and when that changes, we'll follow up.

Further coverage: Rocket League news post The Verge Ars Technica VentureBeat

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Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has one to four players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to push a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match.