Epic Games, the studio behind the popular battle royale game, Fortnite, is buying another studio responsible for a popular title, Rocket League. Psyonix will be acquired by Epic Games, which will be taking all of its current staff onboard.
The studio has reassured fans of the popular Rocket League game that not much will be changing when Epic Games buys it out.
In the short term, nothing will change at all! We’re still committed to providing the game 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 the game 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 the game to new audiences with more support is a win for everybody.
The studio went on to confirm that gameplay won’t be affected and that the game remains available on Steam.
In terms of the esports league, the studio is confident that the new acquisition by Epic Games will increase the potential reach and resources and remains confident about the future of the esports league.
We think this is a great move for the Rocket League Esports ecosystem because it significantly increases our potential reach and resources, just like it does for the game itself. We really do believe that you’ll find our future in esports to be very exciting — especially in the near future, where on June 21-23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) finals will end our 7th season with a bang!
It’s not clear what Epic Games has forked out for the deal to buy Psyonix but we’re guessing it was a hefty sum, considering the entire staff is being taken over too.
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