Epic buys Psyonix, and Rocket League is going to become an Epic store exclusive

Psyonix, developer of Rocket League, is going to become a part of Epic Games. The two companies have entered into a “definitive agreement” which will see Psyonix come under the Epic banner. Rocket League will continue to be supported on all existing platforms, but it looks like the PC version will soon be available for purchase exclusively through the Epic Games store.

In a press release, Epic says “the PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019. In the meantime, it will continue to be available for purchase on Steam; thereafter it will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers.” So Steam Rocket League players – of which there are many – will continue to have access to the game and future updates, but you’ll eventually have to go to Epic if you haven’t already bought it.

Rocket League already supports cross-play between PC and various console platforms, so it’s likely that there’ll be no issue in connecting Steam and Epic players. In a FAQ, Psyonix says there will be no short term changes to Rocket League as a result of the transition.

In the long term, Psyonix says having access to expanded resources at Epic will allow the studio to grow Rocket League in ways that weren’t initially possible. Epic and Psyonix have a long history together, going back to the latter studio’s work on titles like Unreal Tournament.

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“Psyonix has always been a part of the Epic family, and we’re happy to make it official,” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says. “We have great respect for how Psyonix has built an excellent team and an incredible community around Rocket League.”

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