Today, Psyonix announced that they have joined the Epic Games family. What does that exactly mean? Well, this means that Rocket League is now owned by the company who are the masterminds behind Fortnite. The popular soccer with cars game was originally launched in 2015 and since then the game has grown tremendously and is a fast-growing esport.
Now what does this mean for Rocket League’s future? Psyonix put up an entire FAQ about this situation and the questions that will come up. In the near future nothing will change at all and there will be the frequent updates that have new features. In the long-term future they plan on bringing the game to the Epic Games store and to leverage their new relationship to grow the game in ways the indie couldn’t do on their own. This is what they said about their future with the game:
“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.”
This partnership will help its esport ecosystem because it’ll increase their potential reach and resources. The team will be sticking together at Psyonix so there is no need to worry about that. There wasn’t much else revealed during the announcement.
Are you surprised by this partnership?