In some major news that came out today, Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, is being acquired by Epic Games.
Epic Games and Rocket League
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) May 1, 2019
In a blog post on Psyonix’s website today, the group announced that Epic Games will be acquiring the video game developer. The sale still is subject to customary closing conditions, but is expected to be completed near the end of May to early June of this year.
Psyonix, since its inception in 2000, has been one of the larger independent developers in the video game industry, and in 2015 developed of one of biggest games in the industry today, Rocket League.
The Psyonix team wrote in their post in regards to Rocket League that nothing will change in the short-term, and that gameplay will go unchanged. In the long-term, the developers believe that their new relationship with Epic Games will allow them to grow their games in ways that they couldn’t do before this relationship. “We think this is a great move for the Rocket League eSports ecosystem because it significantly increases our potential reach and resources, just like it does for the game itself.”
It will be very interesting to see what happens here now, as an Epic Games-owned Rocket League could mean big changes to the game, as well as the industry. One big change we already know is that once the sale is completed, Rocket League will no longer be available on Steam, and will be available on Epic Games’ store. Other changes may be in store, but we’ll have to wait and see on the future of Rocket League.
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