On the 1st of May 2019, Psyonix Studios, the developers of the popular game, Rocket League, announced they will be officially be joining Epic Games. This announcement was made via Twitter as well as a blog post on their website. So far, details of the acquisition have not been made public, but the acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of May or early June of 2019. Currently, Rocket League is still available on Steam, but the future of its availability is unknown once the PC version Rocket League is made available on the Epic Games Store in late 2019.
Fan reactions have not been positive as they flooded the tweet announcement with negativity and disdain. Some fans have even taken to giving Rocket League negative reviews on the Steam store. Many of the fans fear for the future of Rocket League and were not reassured by Psyonix Studios’ FAQ post.
Rocket League was created with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and published in 2015 on PC and PlayStation 4 and later ported to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. In 2017, it was announced that the game has surpassed 10.5 million copies sold across all platforms. Psyonix Studios is expected to continue to work on Rocket League after the acquisition is finalized.