Epic Games acquires Rocket League developer PsyonixRocket League leaving Steam, but will continue to be supported for existing owners.
Epic Games has acquired Rocket League developer Psyonix, the company announced.
The acquisition will allow Psyonix to “serve [its] community in even bigger and better ways,” according to the studio. Rocket League will also join the Epic Games Store lineup by late 2019. After that, it will no longer be available on Steam, according to The Verge. The game will still be supported on Steam for existing owners, GamesRadar added.
Here is a short Q&A regarding the acquisition, via Psyonix:
“No, really. What does this mean for Rocket League?”
In the short term, nothing will change at all! We’re still committed to providing Rocket League with frequent updates that have new features, new content, and new ways to play the game for as long as you’ll have us.
In the long-term, we expect to bring Rocket League to the Epic Games store and to leverage our new relationship to grow the game in ways we couldn’t do on our own before. We believe that bringing Rocket League to new audiences with more support is a win for everybody.
“Does this mean the gameplay will be different?”
“What does this mean for the Rocket League eSports ecosystem?”
We think this is a great move for the Rocket League eSports ecosystem because it significantly increases our potential reach and resources, just like it does for the game itself. We really do believe that you’ll find our future in eSports to be very exciting—-especially in the near future, where on June 21 to 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) finals will end our 7th season with a bang!
“What happens to the Psyonix team?”
We are the same team that we’ve always been, only now, we have the power and experience of Epic Games behind us!
One last thing before we go…
The success of Rocket League would not have been possible without you, our community. Your loyalty, excitement, and creativity in supporting Psyonix has helped us become who we are, and we look forward to you helping us for many more years to come. You have our sincerest thanks and appreciation.