"After being confused about whether to remove the Rocket League from Steam later this year, Epic told USGamer "We will continue to sell the Rocket League on Steam and have not announced plans to stop selling games there. Rocket League is still available The new buyer on Steam will announce a long-term plan in the future. “In a tweet, Psyonix stated that “anyone who owns the Rocket League through Steam can still play it and expects to continue to receive support.”
Original story: Epic Games is acquiring Rocket League developer Psyonix, which announced today.
Before any Rocket League player panic: This does not mean that the Rocket League is leaving Steam, and the entire PC player community is currently here. In the short term, there is no change, Rocket League can still be purchased on Steam, Rocket League Items can still be purchased on the official website.
The long-term situation is a bit different, but there is still nothing to panic about now. The Rocket League will be released on the Epic Store later this year, after which "it will continue to be supported on all existing buyers' Steam." The wording there indicates that at some point, the Rocket League newcomers will have to Buy it through the Epic store, but our Steam people can stay.
If the Rocket League stops selling Steam but continues to get support, I want to know what Valve thinks about the deal. For example, Valve will continue to make money from existing Steam players who will spend Rocket League Keys on the Advanced Rocket Pass, but this is still a strange situation. We have to wait and see how it develops.
There are no notes in the press release, but we can also expect Epic's cross-platform friends and pairing system to be implemented so that Steam players can play with Epic Store players and all console players we have played.
In the Q&A session on the Rocket League website, Psyonix claims that gameplay will not change, not because of the acquisition and I don't expect to do so, but new ownership should support the competitive environment through new resources for e-sports activities. Psyonix will stay in the San Diego studio and currently has 132 employees. Developers have a history of working with Epic, which, as mentioned in the press release, originated in the War Machines and Unreal Tournament series, so maybe this shouldn't be a surprise.
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