It seems that Epic is really aiming to up their game, recently they announced the acquisition of Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League. As most of you already know, Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Since its release in 2015, this ridiculously fun game quickly got a fanbase following. A little over three years after its release, the game already amassed over 40 million players worldwide, which is an impressive number. Not only that, but it has also been adopted as an eSport by ESL and MLG, while there is also Rocket League Championship Series hosted by Psyonix.
Epic clearly saw a huge potential in Rocket League and decided to acquire Psyonix. In less than a day since the announcement, the social media blew up. People started reacting all over the internet, and the reactions are quite mixed. While some gamers are excited that Rocket League will be available on Epic Store, there is a large number of those who aren’t satisfied with this acquisition. The majority of those are Steam users. In just two days, steam community review-bombed the game and its recent review score went from 90% to around 47%.
While it may seem that this was a low-blow from Epic, it should be noted that Rocket League will remain available on Steam, so not many things will change for users there. Psyonix was quick to assess the situation and posted a F.A.Q. about the acquisition on their website. In it, they clearly stated that nothing will change and that the game is still and will remain available on Steam. They also said that the game will keep up releasing updates and patches just like before, so players won’t even notice the difference. However, one thing remains unclear – nothing was said about any potential future titles and if they will be also available on Steam for PC users or if they’ll be Epic exclusive. For now, players can simply continue playing their favorite vehicular soccer game, and we’ll see soon enough what the future has in store for Rocket League.