We already knew Rocket league Free-to-play was underway this summer, and today, the game’s developer, Psionics, announced that the vehicle football game would play free-to-play on 23 September.
The transition to free-to-play also marks the beginning of games coming to the Epic Games store, a digital storefront owned by Epion Games, the parent company of Psionics, which acquired the studio last year. After September 23, the game will be removed from Steam; However, the studio explains that no matter what PC version you have, both versions will still receive “full support for future updates and features”, such as cross-platform play. But you can’t get it on Steam for free.
If you buy the game before you buy it for free, Psyonix will give you some in-game “legacy” prizes, including all Rocket league-Branded DLC and over 200 in-game items are used to customize your vehicles, such as antennas, decals, and wheels. Psyonix also confirmed that current players will have access to cross-platform progress linking, allowing them to link their platforms to the Epic Games account, and to further their progress on a different game platform.
In addition to switching to a free-to-play model, Psyonix also confirmed earlier this month Rocket league Now PS4 and Nintendo Switch players will not need to subscribe to play online. Xbox One owners, unfortunately, still require an Xbox Live Gold subscription.