Rocket League has made nearly $50 million in revenue, developer Psyonix revealed to the Wall Street Journal recently. The game was released in July of this year on PlayStation 4 and on PC, and since then has taken the world of e-sports by storm, and it’s not slowing down just yet!
“Taking two years and nearly $2 million to make, Rocket League has more than eight million players across PS4 and PC,” reports PlayStation Lifestyle. “While Psyonix Founder Dave Hagewood is prohibited from revealing exactly how many downloads Rocket League received when it was a PlayStation Plus free title, he said it was in the millions and that exposure helped the long-term success.”
Some interesting tidbits of information also came up in that article too, with Psyonix stating that while working on Rocket League, the studio “paid the bills by working on some of the biggest games in the industry,” including Mass Effect 3 and Gears of War. There you go!
PlayStation veterans may remember a PlayStation 3 game by the name of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, which released in 2008. In a way, that was the daddy of Rocket League, with the game suffering from a lack of awareness. With that, Psyonix took the risk of releasing Rocket League for free with PlayStation Plus, and that risk was truly rewarded, as the game has built up a massive following, and will soon grow further when it releases on Xbox One in February of 2016. Its wealth of DLC add-ons and free updates helps somewhat too!
[Source: PlayStation Lifestyle]