Recently it was revealed that Epic would be acquiring Psyonix Games, which in the process also means that the company would own games like Rocket League. In the post on the Rocket League website, Epic announced that they would eventually be bringing Rocket League over to the Epic Games store and kind of left it at that.
This left players a bit confused as to what this meant for those who bought the game on Steam. Would it eventually be removed? Would Steam players eventually stop being able to play the game? In a statement made to US Gamer, Epic has since clarified their initial post and reassured gamers that Rocket League on Steam will not be going anywhere, at least not anytime soon.
The statement reads, “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.” Basically, it sounds like the game will continue to exist on both platforms in the future, although we imagine that Epic will most likely try to make it an exclusive since it means not having to give a cut to Valve.
Epic launched their own games store last year where it was initially populated with the company’s own games such as Fortnite. However, it later managed to nab some exclusives such as Metro Exodus and also Ubisoft’s The Division 2.