Epic Games and Psyonix today announced that the former has acquired the latter.
The makers of the popular eSports title Rocket League are officially part of the Epic Games team. In a statement, Psyonix confirmed they’ll continue to develop new content and features for Rocket League in the short-term. In the long-term, the studio aims to leverage their new relationship to grow and evolve the game in ways they weren’t able to before. The increase in resources could prove advantageous for the Rocket League eSports ecosystem.
“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.”
What was left unsaid is what happens when Rocket League comes to the Epic Games Store. While Psyonix doesn’t say it, it’s likely that Epic Games will pull Rocket League from Steam. Psyonix’s new owners don’t offer their titles on Steam, and they’ve also been hard at work signing exclusive deals. We’ll let you know should Epic Games and Psyonix release any news regarding Rocket League’s future on Steam.
Rocket League is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. The game features cross-platform play across all versions.