Rocket League Hits A Huge New Player Milestone
Rocket League keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Rocket League, the popular soccer-with-cars game, just continues to grow. It has now passed 40 million players, developer Psyonix reported on Twitter. This is up from 33 million back in July and up from 38 million just two weeks ago.
Back in July, Psyonix reported that players had collectively logged 1.5 billion matches since Rocket League launched in 2015. In the just five months since then, gamers played 500 million more matches to bring the total to over 2 billion.
While 40 million is the number of people who have played Rocket League to date, the game hasn't necessarily sold that many copies. That's because the figure includes people playing on guest accounts and in other ways. Rocket League launched in July 2015 as a PlayStation Plus freebie for PS4, so all of those downloads don't count as sales either.
Rocket League is a huge hit, but don't expect Rocket League 2 anytime soon. "Our goal was to keep making Rocket League better and better so that we don't lose any of the people that want to play," Psyonix's Jeremy Dunham said in a previous interview. "If they're playing our game, we're not going to penalise them and make them buy our game again just because we want to add a couple new features. We want to let them know we're in it for the long haul, if they're in it for the long haul."
Rocket League is also available on PC, Xbox One, and most recently, the Nintendo Switch. Psyonix has supported the game with regular updates, and it sounds like more are coming. "We can't wait to tell you about everything else we have in store for 2018," Psyonix said in a blog post.
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