Epic Games are buying Psyonix, the studio best known as the creators of the massively popular Rocket League.
It’s the latest piece of cash-splashing from Epic Games as they continue to strive towards their apparent goal of securing gaming world domination *insert evil laugh here*.
In the short term, it doesn’t affect Rocket League too much. The game will remain on Steam and will still be supported on that platform for people who already own the game, with an FAQ regarding the purchase reading:
“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.”
Long term though, Rocket League will be coming to the Epic Game Store in “late 2019”, and while there will still be support for anybody who has purchased the game through Steam, I’d be amazed if the game wasn’t removed from sale on Valve’s platform and newcomers to the game didn’t have to buy it through the Epic Game Store. Psyonix think that having Epic’s massive resources behind them can only be a good thing, with the FAQ continuing:
“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.”
The sale isn’t officially concluded yet, as it’s still subject to “customary closing conditions”. Both Epic and Psyonix are currently expecting for the deal to be finalized near the end of the month or in early June.