Epic Games is acquiring Psyonix, the developer behind soccer-but-with-cars megahit Rocket League, the companies announced on Wednesday.
The PC version of Rocket League will also come to the Epic Games Store in “late 2019.” The game will remain for sale on other platforms, including Steam, “in the meantime,” according to a press release. Epic and Psyonix say the game will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers, but the language sounds like Rocket League will become an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC. We’ve reached out to Epic for clarification.
Here’s what Psyonix had to say about the acquisition and how it will affect Rocket League on its website:
In the short term, nothing will change at all! We’re still committed to providing Rocket League with frequent updates that have new features, new content, and new ways to play the game for as long as you’ll have us.
In the long-term, we expect to bring Rocket League to the Epic Games store and to leverage our new relationship to grow the game in ways we couldn’t do on our own before. We believe that bringing Rocket League to new audiences with more support is a win for everybody.
Epic’s acquisition of Psyonix is expected to close by “end of May or early June.” Psyonix, which is based in San Diego, currently employs 132 people.