Epic is buying Psyonix for an undisclosed sum and bringing its 132 employees on board. Epic says the company will continue to support the game on all platforms.
Epic stated in a press release that: “The PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019. In the meantime, it will continue to be available for purchase on Steam; thereafter it will continue to be supported on Steam for all existing purchasers.”
Epic and Psyonix have a long-standing relationship, going back to Psyonix’s founding in 2001 in Raleigh, North Carolina, a short 12-mile drive from Epic’s headquarters in nearby Cary. Over the years, Epic has worked with Psyonix to improve its Unreal Engine game development tool set, and Epic says the studio has been instrumental as a contract contributor in the creation of Unreal-based games like Unreal Tournament 2004, Gears of War, and Mass Effect 3.
“Psyonix has always been a part of the Epic family, and we’re happy to make it official,” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said in a statement. “We have great respect for how Psyonix has built an excellent team and an incredible community around Rocket League.” Epic says it anticipates the deal closing at the end of May or in early June, pending regulatory approval.