Rocket League shoots past 1m concurrent users after free-to-play move

Rocket League shoots past 1m concurrent users after free-to-play move

Car football smash hit Rocket League boasted one million simultaneous users yesterday (Thursday, September 24th) following the switch to free-to-play.

That's according to the co-studio head of developer Psyonix Corey Davis (below), who revealed the milestone on Twitter one day after this change in business model. The move to free-to-play also helped Rocket League hit an all-time high for concurrent users on Steam. According to SteamCharts, 129,060 people were playing the title on Valve's platform.

The game is no longer available to buy on Steam and is now exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. But people who already owned Rocket League on Valve's service can continue to use it, with the swell in interest around the game likely bringing people back to the car football chaos.

In July of this year, Psyonix revealed that 75m people had played Rocket League in its first five years in the wild. Fortnite giant Epic Games bought Psyonix in 2019.

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