Ever since its debut on PlayStation Plus back in mid-2015, Psyonix's Rocket League has ballooned into a colossal-sized hit, gathering more and more steam with its debut on other platforms, including Steam and Xbox One. So…just how popular has it become.
This popular. Vice president of Psyonix, Jeremy Dunham, has recently announced that the game has sold eight million copies since its release across all platforms. In addition, he's also reported that the game has gathered nearly 22 million total players, including both individual and split-screen players of the game.
However, he didn't quite provide numbers as to how many copies were sold on Steam, since the game went through a free Steam weekend back in April. However, during that specific period by itself, approximately 4.4 million players took part in the action.
The success of Rocket League shouldn't really be a surprise to those that know it so well. The gameplay is universally accepted across both casual fans and die-hard players alike; the new additions via downloadable content have been quite addictive, from Back To the Future and Batman v. Superman cars to neat little emblem flags featuring a variety of publishers; and, of course, its multiplayer potential is through the roof, to the point that Rocket League has become a big hit on the eSports front – and there's still tremendous room for growth from there.
So what's next? That's anyone's guess, as Psyonix has been sticking with small yet significant updates for the game since its release, including new modes and other content. We could see something announced down the road, perhaps even at PlayStation Experience, but, for now, the developer is riding high on the success of the game.
If you haven't checked it out for yourself yet, Rocket League is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam PC. Check out the trailer below if you haven't seen it in action yet.