Psyonix Bringing Rocket League Free-To-Play To China
While developer Psyonix is considering to bring Rocket League to Nintendo Switch, but the studio is bringing Rocket League Free-To-Play version to China.
Developer Psyonix has partnered with Tencent to bring the Rocket League Free-To-Play to China. The partnership was announced during Tencent’s UP 2017 press conference and the two firms will work on a new version of Rocket League for Chinese gamers.
The main and the obvious difference in the game is that it will be free-to-play. While the game will be free-to-play, players will presumably have to purchase the aesthetic customizations for the vehicles.
According to the devs, additional changes for the game will be revealed as the development of the game progresses, also Tencent has revealed eSports plans for the game.
Tencent is yet to announce the release date for the free-to-play version of Rocket League, but it will certainly add more players to the already established player base.
However, this does not come as a surprise given Rocket League has been very successful in the West in terms of both digital and physical sales. Just recently, Psyonix revealed that the physical sales for the game have surpassed 1 million.
The game was initially released as a digital only title and the physical version of Rocket league was launch in Summer last year. The game has sold over 9.5 million copies through Steam, Xbox Live, and PSN since launch but its success with physical sales indicate the scope of such games in this area of the market.
As the game coming to Nintendo Switch, the devs have clarified that it will only happen if the community demands it. According to the devs, Switch platform has been out for a month, this gives them enough time to see, how it is doing, and what are the demands for it, and then take any further decisions.
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed by Psyonix for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.