We already shared some good news about Rocket League going free-to-play. This week we got some more good news from Psyonix as the developer confirmed that the free-to-play version of Rocket League won’t require active online subscriptions on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. However, Xbox players are not that lucky.
It’s interesting that Sony and Nintendo decided to be the good guys here. Most online games on these platforms need PS Plus and Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions in order to use the console’s online servers, but Psyonix managed to strike a deal with both companies. It would be interesting to learn why Xbox wasn’t interested.
In any case, Rocket League will continue to support cross-play and cross-progression after the game goes free-to-play. In fact, Psyonix detailed their first-ever free-to-play season and wrote in detail about how the new system will work upon launch. There are plenty of changes for ranked mode, new seasonal system, fresh new player experience, and more.
And here’s everything you need to know:
While originally Psyonix told that free-to-play Rocket League will launch by the end of the summer, there were some unexpected issues (probably the one with Microsoft). In any case, the post on their website states that Rocket League will go free-to-play in the upcoming weeks, so you still have some time to purchase it and get those sweet Premium rewards.