Rocket League creator and developer Psyonix has been purchased by Epic Games. The amount of the purchase and terms of the deal were not stated. The announcement that Psyonix would be part of Epic Games first came from Psyonix themselves on rocketleague.com. Rocket League itself will continue to play the same but now with Psyonix being under Epic Games, Rocket League will have a bigger push into Esports and allow Psyonix’s creativity to truly flourish. It was earlier reported that Epic Games would pull Rocket League from Steam, but in a recent statement to US Gamer, Epic Games said the following;
We are continuing to sell Rocket League on Steam, and have not announced plans to stop selling the game there. Rocket League remains available for new purchasers on Steam, and long-term plans will be announced in the future.
So as of right now Rocket League will remain on Steam, but that could change in the future depending on what Epic Games long-term plans are.
Depending on what Epic Games does really can really change if this is a good thing or not. If Epic Games does, in fact, remove Rocket League from Steam, Epic will not win any brownie points from gamers. If Epic ends up keeping Rocket League on Steam, this will be good for everyone as Epic Games resources will only allow both Rocket League and Psyonix to grow and flourish that much faster and Steam users will still be able to purchase and enjoy Rocket League. No matter what Epic Games does decide to do, this was a smart move on their part as they have now just secured another solid game for the Epic Game Store and a great developer to be part of the Epic Games family.