Free Rocket League and Portal 2 If You Preorder Any Steam Hardware
Buy a Steam Controller, Steam Link, or Steam Machine and get free games.
Valve and developer Psyonix on Thursday announced that the beloved soccer-with-cars game, Rocket League, is coming to SteamOS and Mac later this year. In addition, Valve has announced that everyone who preorders any piece of Steam hardware--Steam Controller, Steam Link, or Steam Machine--gets a free copy of that game and Portal 2.
This applies to preorders through Steam and retail, and people who already pre-bought the hardware will also receive a free copy of Rocket League and Portal 2. If you already own Rocket League and Portal 2 and preorder Steam hardware, you'll still get extra copies to gift to a friend (or keep for yourself).
Valve's DJ Powers said in a statement that bringing Rocket League to SteamOS was a no-brainer, in part because it "plays brilliantly" with the Steam Controller. It's also a ton of fun, he said.
For its part, Psyonix founder and president Dave Hagewood added: "Our PC players have already proven how much passion they have for our game, and this is a great opportunity for us to bring Rocket League to an even wider audience inside the Steam family."
Pricing for Steam hardware is as follows:
- Steam Controller -- $50
- Steam Link -- $50
- Steam Controller + Link Bundle -- $100
- Steam Machines -- Pricing varies by manufacturer
To mark the news, Psyonix has discounted Rocket League by 10 percent for the next 48 hours, which brings the price down from $20 to $18.
Finally, Valve announced today that Rocket League has sold more than 1 million copies on Steam alone. As of the end of July, the game had passed 5 million downloads across PC and PlayStation 4.
Although it hasn't yet been confirmed for any other specific platforms, Psyonix has indicated it does plan on bringing it to additional systems.
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