Rocket League Developer Psyonix Has Been Acquired by Epic Games

Joanna Estrada
May 2, 2019

Rapidly expanding industry monolith Epic Games have snapped up Psyonix, the studio behind esports car-football phenomenon Rocket League. The wording there suggests that, at some point this year, newcomers to Rocket League will have to buy it through the Epic Store, but us Steam folk can stay put. Once Rocket League becomes available on the Epic Games Store, the Steam version will not be available for purchase, though the game will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers.

"Psyonix has always been a part of the Epic family, and we're happy to make it official".

Update 5/1 6:30PM ET: Epic has since clarified that it didn't make definitive plans to remove Rocket League from Steam.

The trade-off is that Psyonix will have lots more development revenue, resources, and support to continually update Rocket League over time. From a development standpoint, this is great news.

"In the short term, nothing will change at all!" "The PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019".

While this is certainly a surprising announcement, it doesn't seem like the core product of Rocket League will be changed much at all.

We are the same team that we've always been, only now, we have the power and experience of Epic Games behind us! "Rocket League remains available for new purchasers on Steam, and long-term plans will be announced in the future".

"If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic would hastily organize a retreat from exclusives (while honoring our partner commitments) and consider putting our own games on Steam", Sweeney said on Twitter.

While neither company is disclosing details about the acquisition, they said they expect to wrap it up at the end of May or early June.

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