Psyonix has announced that Rocket League, its popular game that mixes football with cars and giant balls, is going into free-to-play.
It will be sometime this summer, on a day yet to be determined, when any Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC user will be able to download the game completely free of charge and play against each other thanks to the cross-play functionality introduced some time ago.
The move to free-to-play will be accompanied by one of the biggest updates to the game to date, introducing considerable changes to the Tournament and Challenge systems.
Also included will be cross-platform progression for item inventory, Rocket Pass progress, and competitive rank by linking it all to the Epic Games account. In other words, no matter what platform we play on, we’ll take all of our progress with us.
Steam users will still be able to play and receive updates as normal, but the game will no longer be available for purchase from there. When this update is released, new players on PCs will have to go through the Epic Games Store anyway (remember that Epic Games bought Psyonix last year).