Fortnite creator Epic Games has announced that it has acquired Psyonix, the studio behind the wildly successful Rocket League.
Psyonix revealed the news on its blog and promises that this will only bring about positive changes for Rocket League and its community. According to Psyonix, “Rocket League always has been and always will be a community-driven game, and now that we have joined forces with Epic, we will be able to serve our community in even bigger and better ways!”
As for these changes, in the short term Psyonix claims nothing will change at all. In the future, it plans on bringing Rocket League to the Epic Games store and will grow the game in ways it couldn’t do before.
The announcement also goes into detail as to how this will be great for the Rocket League Esports ecosystem as it “significantly increases [its] potential reach and resources,” and that the team at Psyonix will stay the same, but will have the “power and experience of Epic Games” to help support it.
While not mentioned in Psyonix’s announcement, The Verge has stated that after Rocket League is brought to the Epic Games Store later this year, it will no longer be available on the Steam store. IGN has reached out to Psyonix for confirmation.
Rocket League was first released on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015 and in 2018 it surpassed 50 million players.
Rocket League has also made out list of the Top 25 PlayStation 4 games, as its mixture of cars and soccer and madness have proven to be a perfect mix.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who thinks Epic Games made a smart move as Psyonix and Rocket League are amazing. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.
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