Rocket League surpasses 5M copies sold, 15M players
Rocket League, a competitive multiplayer game developed and published by Psyonix, entered the gaming scene July of 2015 and has blasted itself into renown on its own merits. Recognized as one of the most successful sleeper hits of the past several years in gaming, the video game has exceeded expectations by breaching the 5 million mark in copies sold, amassing a whopping 110 million dollars in sales figures, and the numbers just keep on going up. That’s quite a feat, considering the 2 million dollars, give or take, spent on development.
Given Rocket League’s compelling and colorful visual style, it’s wackiness of concept (where else can you find a game where you use cars to nudge around large balls?), fluidity of controls, and all around intense matches that usually escalate into fits of screaming, it’s no wonder it grew into the success it currently is. Psyonix had learned from their experience with their previous game, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, which didn’t receive as much acclaim, garnering only relatively average reviews. The company decided to up their marketing game, taking to social media platforms and other promotions, one such promotion that was arguably the most effective was Rocket League’s availability on PlayStation Plus’ lineup of free games during its launch.
Over 15 million gamers have since played the wildly fun car-soccer game. Psyonix has responded favorably to the community as well, coming out with 3 DLC in 2015 alone, and regularly releasing special edition cars to promote other video games. They might not be quite done with Rocket League yet but the future of Psyonix is already looking bright.