In an announcement post, the developer outlined how while this won’t change the core gameplay, they’re “refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier”.
Psyonix are also set to “revamp and improve” features like Tournaments and Challenges, while introducing cross-platform progression, covering battle pass progression, competitive rank and cosmetics.
Interestingly, the free-to-play version will launch on PC on the Epic Games Store, moving from Steam entirely.
📣📣📣 Announcement time: Rocket League is going free to play later this summer. Check out the details in our latest blog, and get ready for lots of news throughout the next few weeks!https://t.co/h1hqtWY9kppic.twitter.com/HQsc7f7kVL— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) July 21, 2020
Those who have already purchased the Steam version will still be able to play however, but you’ll only be able to buy Rocket League on PC through the Epic Games Store once it goes free-to-play this summer.
Psyonix is also offering a number of in-game rewards for those who purchased the game before the free version starts, including all the past DLC.
You can check out the list of rewards below.
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
Rocket League is going free-to-play (Picture: Psyonix)
It’s certainly set to be a huge boost for Rocket League’s player base, which has developed a thriving competitive scene over the past few years.
Rocket League is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.