Details regarding the sums behind the deal have been kept under wraps for now but it's quite safe to assume that the game will be pulled from Steam. Rocket League could continue to receive support for gamers who purchased via Steam, however, new players will likely have to head to Epic to get the driving/soccer title as it should become an exclusive.
"Today is a big day for us here at Psyonix because, just as the headline says, we’re officially joining the Epic Games family," Psyonix announced via the Rocket League website on Wednesday.
"Your first question to news like this might be, 'What does this mean for Rocket League and its community?' We’re happy to say that the answers are only positive. Rocket League always has been and always will be a community-driven game, and now that we have joined forces with Epic, we will be able to serve our community in even bigger and better ways!"
Apart from being pulled from Steam, Rocket League should remain pretty much the same. According to the statement, the decision to sell to Epic was driven by the potential of having reach and resources amplified.
"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," Psyonix added. "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!"
Epic, which has rapidly expanded due to Fortnite's wild success, claims to have great respect for the Psyonix studio, the game, and its community.
This acquisition should come as no surprise, given Rocket League's own success and the way the devs have been able to keep their players engaged albeit releasing the game four years ago.