Rocket League has attracted 10m new players since start of 2018

Rocket League has attracted 10m new players since start of 2018

Chaotic car football title Rocket League now has 50m players.

That's according to developer and publisher Psyonix, who announced the most recent milestone on Twitter (below).

At the start of 2018, the title boasted 40m players, meaning there have been 10m newcomers since the beginning of the year.

This growth is likely - in part - driven by the title coming to Nintendo Switch in December 2017, but the game still boasts a strong PC userbase.

SteamDB info shows that Rocket League has barely dipped below 50,000 daily users since the start of 2016. From its launch in the summer of 2015 until the end of that year, the game was attracting in the region of 30,000 people on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, Steam Charts has the 24-hour player high - at the time of writing - as 54,913 users, with a 30-day peak of 74,002 people.

There's no word on how many actual sales this translates into. In April 2017, 10.5m copies had been shifted - both digital and physical.


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