Rocket League Developer Acquired By Epic Games


    Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced that it's "joining the Epic Games family," with the acquisition likely to close in late May or early June. In a FAQ, the studio sought to reassure current Rocket League fans that if you don't change relating to day-to-day enjoyment on the popular game.

    In the short term, the studio says, nothing regarding the game will vary. It is still advancing with its update roadmap and promises to continue "for provided that you'll have us." In the long-term, Psyonix says it can plan to bring the Rocket League Prices experience to the Epic Games store, and use the leverage granted from this acquisition to "grow the sport in ways we couldn't do on our own before."

    Part of these could mean changes to esports, which Rocket League has been known for. Psyonix says this "increases our potential reach and resources." It also hints it may start to explain future esports plans the following month, at its Rocket League Championship Series set running June 21-23.

    Finally, Psyonix says it's "the same team we've for ages been," suggesting that layoffs or any other staff rearrangement isn't being planned for that immediate future.

    Rocket League has become a mainstay since launch, even helping push for cross-platform support. It has sustained its success partially on loot boxes, the concept of which recently received scrutiny. As a result Psyonix needed to Rocket League Trading pull the transactions coming from a couple of countries.

    Meanwhile, Epic Games has become making aggressive moves recently. On top with the mega-success of Fortnite, it is challenging Steam featuring its own Epic Games Store, including offering regularly rotating free games. The rapid success of Steam has reportedly resulted in a crunch culture, for the studio, however, which Epic has conceded partially.