We already knew that Rocket League went free to play this summer, and today the game’s developer, Psyonix, announced that the vehicle’s football game will be free to play on September 23rd.
The transition to free-to-play also marks the debut of the game, arriving at the Epic Games Store, a digital storefront owned by Psyonix’s parent company, Epic Games, which bought the studio last year. After September 23, the game will be removed from Steam; however, the study explains that no matter which PC version you own, both versions will still receive “full support for future updates and features”
If you purchase the game before it becomes free, Psyonix will give you some “legacy” rewards in the game, including all the Rocket League-labelled DLC and over 200 in-game items used to customize your vehicles, such as antennas, stickers, and wheels. Psyonix also confirmed that existing players will have access to cross-platform progression coupling so they can link their platforms to the Epic Games Account and transfer their progress to another gaming platform.
In addition to switching to a free-to-play model, Psyonix also confirmed earlier this month that Rocket League no longer requires PS4 and Nintendo Switch players to have a subscription to play online. Unfortunately, Xbox One owners still need an Xbox Live Gold membership.