Psyonix dates Rocket League’s free-to-play launch for next week

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Earlier this year, developer Psyonix announced it would be transitioning its phenomenally popular four-wheeled footie game Rocket League to a free-to-play model, and it's now confirmed that will happen next Wednesday, 23rd September.

Since its launch in 2015, Rocket League has been sold as a premium title with an upfront fee, despite the myriad monetisation methods Psyonix has deployed over its lifetime, ranging from a now-defunct loot box system to a replacement online store, and a Fortnite-style battle pass.

From next week, however, that upfront fee will be no more, a move which Psyonix presumably hopes will help increase its player base still further. That, though, isn't the only big change on the horizon; from 23rd September, Rocket League will become an Epic Games Store exclusive, following Epic's acquisition of Psyonix last year.

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