Epic games is primarily known for being the proud publishers of the Fortnite franchise which has taken the world by storm this past year, as well as the representation of Unreal Tournament back in the day. Taking a new step into the esports industry, this multi-billion dollar company has joined forces with Psyonix, the publisher and face of racing title, Rocket League, and effectively brought Psyonix as a game studio.
Fans of the action-packed racing game may feel a raise in anxiety on discovering this news and the question on everybody’s lips is, what exactly will this mean for Rocket League and its community fanbase? Change can be a scary thing, particularly to those who are passionate about the game, however fans are encouraged not to worry as, according to recent announcements and an in-depth interview, this new venture brings about only positive development.
is a family-friendly, fun and fast-moving game that is largely community driven and this is surely to still be the case, according to Psyonix experts. The team kindly took part in a brief Q&A session recently, featured below, to help put players minds at ease and join in with the excitement of the new partnership:
“What does this mean for the Rocket League Esports ecosystem?”
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. We really do believe that you’ll find our future in esports to be very exciting — especially in the near future, where on June 21-23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) finals will end our 7th season with a bang!
What does this mean for Rocket League?”
In the short term, nothing will change at all! We’re still committed to providing Rocket League with frequent updates that have new features, new content, and new ways to play the game for as long as you’ll have us.
In the long-term, we expect to bring Rocket League to the Epic Games store and to leverage our new relationship to grow the game in ways we couldn’t do on our own before. We believe that bringing Rocket League to new audiences with more support is a win for everybody.
“What happens to the Psyonix team?”
We are the same team that we’ve always been, only now, we have the power and experience of Epic Games behind us!
Psyonix also clarified that the gameplay itself will certainly not change and that the noticeable differences will be minimal overall. The team then concluded their interview with a kind reminder to all their fans of just how grateful they are for the continual support that they receive:
One last thing before we go…
The success of Rocket League would not have been possible without you, our community. Your loyalty, excitement, and creativity in supporting Psyonix has helped us become who we are, and we look forward to you helping us for many more years to come. You have our sincerest thanks and appreciation.
The joining of the two companies is officially set to take off at the end of this month or beginning of next. Rocket League will, in short, remain the game that communities around the world have come to love and participate with. Available to stream online via the Steam platform, this title is still accessible for new and past members of the game.