The popular car soccer game Rocket League will no longer be available to download via game store Steam from “later this summer”, developer and publisher Psyonix announced Tuesday. Instead, the game will be offered for free through the Epic Games Store.
In Rocket League players use cars to get a ball into the opponent’s goal. The game is played competitively as an e-sport and is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PCs.
Users who Rocket League previously purchased through Steam may continue to play the game as soon as it disappears from the web store. Also, the developer continues to release updates for the Steam version. However, new players who want to download the game will have to head to the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games, the maker of, among others Fortnite, Psyonix acquired in May 2019. Reports were circulating at the time Rocket League would no longer be available on Steam. In a statement, Psyonix then wrote that it wanted to “clarify” that the game would remain available on Steam.