I figured this deserved an actual topic since the news is pretty big.
The best game ever made, Rocket League, is coming free to Playstation Plus(On PS4) in both North America and Europe.
On July 7th, when the Playstation Store updates, you will be able to download Rocket League for free(As long as you have a Playstation Plus membership), along with 3 other games.
I only played the beta for a relatively short amount of time, but what I did play I couldn't put down. It was fast paced, brutal, and hilariously fun. I made some buddies through hours of friendly banter, and even made some enemies... through some not so friendly banter. I missed out on Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars, but thankfully missing out on this title will not be an option as it is coming free for PS+ members.
It will launch on PC as well, and even have a cross-platform play option so PS4 players can Rocket their Leagues with PC players! Which is great news if you don't have a PS4, you're already starting your experience with a (hopefully) booming community.
A developer from Psyonix made a post on reddit explaining why Rocket League is coming to PS+.
I don't think we say enough how great this fanbase is. I've lost count of how many "please take my money" posts I've read. You guys are simply amazing.
PS+ Instant Game Collection has been an interesting story for us. When the great people at Sony proposed it to us a while back we thought it was a great idea. At the time we didn't know if the game was going to be successful enough for all the work we put into it and this would be a way to expose it to a larger audience. We always knew that Rocket League would be big if we could get enough people to try it.
Then...the Beta happened. With all the new hype surrounding the game it didn't seem to make sense to go forward with PS+ IGC. At this point we were pretty set to go forward with a regular release. Then Sony stepped up and told us how much they really wanted the game on IGC. They made us a solid offer and promised to really help promote the title. Coupled with the larger player base and general goodwill it spreads we decided to go for it.
With that said, our hope is still that Rocket league will earn enough to keep us busy making, well, more Rocket League. As soon as we decided to go IGC we stepped up our plans for DLC packs (and we have some very cool stuff going on there). If you are looking to support us even sooner there is also the Steam version, PS4 Theme, soundtrack, and merchandise (coming soon).
Once again, I can't thank you enough for this support. I can't wait for launch and I can't wait to play everyone here online!
I hope you guys are excited enough to check it out, because I certainly am. To ease the wait a little bit, here's the official trailer.
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