Released a bit over five years ago, Rocket League is going free-to-play in Summer 2020! According to an announcement by developer Psyonix, Rocket League will be free to play on all platforms soon; but on PC, the game will no longer be made available on Steam and instead will release on the Epic Games Store.
Psyonix’s announcement reads:
“Rocket League will release on the Epic Games Store on PC the same time it goes free to play. This version of the game will be identical to the version found on other platforms, and will feature cross-platform play anywhere you play Rocket League, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam.
Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns Rocket League on any platform (including Steam) will be able to play and enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players. To put it simply, wherever you play now (including Steam), you’ll still be able to play in the future.”
So yes, even if the game will be removed from the Steam store, existing Rocket League players on Steam will still be able to play the game. Plus, Rocket League’s Epic Games Store version will still support cross-platform play, even with players on Steam.
Once the game goes free-to-play, players who have purchased Rocket League before will receive the following:
All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
“Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
Golden Cosmos Boost
Huntress Player Banner
Rocket League’s upcoming release on the Epic Games Store comes as no surprise given that Psyonix has been acquired by Epic Games back in May 2019. Even though the game will only be available on the Epic Games Store soon, at least Steam players won’t have to make the switch.
Rocket League will be free-to-play “later this summer” on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.