Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Epic Games Acquires Psyonix

Revealed in a surprise announcement, Epic Games will be acquiring Rocket League developer studio Psyonix very soon.

After scoring surprising success with vehicular soccer game Rocket League on all major platforms, indie developer/publisher Psyonix has made quite a reputation and now they are being acquired by industry giant Epic Games.

Obviously this transaction will take time as each party would negotiate their conditions, which will probably take another month or two and the game will eventually come to their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store.

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Epic Games Acquires Psyonix

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Epic has managed to amass a fortune by taking the world by storm with their free-to-play online Battle Royale game Fortnite and now they even have their own online marketplace to feature exclusive titles from various publishers.

Although Psyonix claimed to provide continued support for PC version of Rocket League through releasing frequent updates but from what it looks like, it will become another exclusive game when it comes to Epic Store in late 2019.

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It is stated in their official announcement that the title will stay on every other available platform for sale and cleared their intent to support all existing purchase on Steam, tactfully avoid mentioning whether they are completely removing it from Valve's storefront.

Of course, that is just a speculation at this point but a very obvious one given Epic's recent history of bagging exclusives from Steam. However, moving over to Epic Games would give Psyonix some long-term advantage like getting more eSports coverage.