Rocket League developer Psyonix will be joining Epic Games
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Epic Store has taken yet another studio under its wing. The “who” on the other hand, actually is.
Ever played Rocket League? Well then, you should be familiar with the name Psyonix.
Indeed, the studio recently announced that Epic Games’ acquisition process is already underway and that it should be completed by early June.
Naturally, the news generated a lot of debate, most of which centered around the day-to-day enjoyment of the game. Psyonix took note of their players’ concerns and have stepped forward with an FAQ, clarifying that the studio would be sticking by its development roadmap for 2019.
Furthermore, they also reassured players that the acquisition would not impact the Rocket League experience in any way. There’s also the fact that Psyonix are public supporters of cross-platform play, just like Epic are with Fortnite.
However, many players remain unconvinced, culminating in a review-bomb on Steam so bad that the latter had to step in.
The negativity comes from Epic’s history of denying releases on Steam. The latest title was the hotly-awaited Borderlands 3, which will be an Epic Store timed exclusive for several months. While people certainly had a LOT to say about that, what’s more important is how successful Epic’s incursion into Steam’s territory has been in general.
To put it simply, if things keep going the way they are, Steam will have conceded way more ground than they can afford to.