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Epic Games Bought The Rocket League Developer

Epic Games, creators of franchises like Fortnite and Gears of War announced a new acquisition: Psyonix, the studio behind Rocket League. The deal isn’t finalized yet but the transaction is a massive win for Epic, who’s seen a stellar year with the launch of not only the Epic Games Store but the continued success of Fortnite. The way things are going, for Epic in 2019, is paving a golden path into 2020.

Psyonix went on to confirm the news on the official blog for Rocket League. With assurances that this won’t impact the game and community at all, the studio only benefits from the acquisition and instead will use Epic’s resources. The sale won’t be finalized until at least June 2019.

“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.”

So what’s next? Well, Rocket League will be on the Epic Games Store in late 2019. As for Steam, the future is still undecided on whether the game will be sold on Valve’s platform. Epic continues to support Rocket League on Steam into the future but they hinted at the removal once the game launches on the Epic Games Store. As if the

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