Rocket League recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and now the next step for this incredibly popular, vehicular take on football is going free-to-play. Psyonix will ditch the price tag later this summer as part of the game's biggest update yet. This patch also includes overhauled menus and improvements to Tournaments and Challenges.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, it is explained that anyone who hops into an online match before Rocket League goes free-to-play will receive Legacy status. This includes:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC packs 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
Even better is the Faded Cosmos Boost, which is rewarded to players who played Rocket League online before today's announcement. Considering it was a PlayStation Plus title upon its launch five years ago, a lot of you will qualify for that. Max Parker, editorial manager at Psyonix, said: "It’s been an amazing five years on PlayStation, and we’re gearing up for five more and beyond! We can’t wait to introduce Rocket League to a whole new audience."
Are you still playing Rocket League? Will the game going free-to-play give you the chance to introduce it to some of your friends and family? Aim for goal in the comments below.