The juggernaut that is Rocket League has hit a total of 33 million players with 1.6 million playing the game daily. There have been over 1.5 billion matches played that have resulted in 6.9 billion goals scored. The player base is split relatively equally among platform with PS4 having the edge over Xbox & PC. Psyonix has released an info graphic that compiles a bunch of impressive stats on their website.
Rocket League’s popularity has even sparked the interest of television network NBC. The network is looking to break into eSports and have chosen Psyonix’s game to be first that they will broadcast. Players will compete in a 2v2 tournament with a prize pool of $100,000.
These impressive numbers do not look to be dwindling anytime soon as Psyonix continues to support their dedicated player base. With Rocket League celebrating it’s two-year anniversary this month, players can look forward to new rewards and content drops. From July 6th – July 10th players will see drop rate of customized items classified uncommon or higher greatly increase, in what Psyonix is calling a double drop weekend.
Along with that event, the recently released anniversary update gives players a boatload of new content. There will be a new map called “Champions Field” and free Rick & Morty licensed items. New customization items are now available that offer players the ability to change engine sounds and goal scoring effects. The update signifies the end of competitive Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.
The developer is not looking to produce a sequel at the moment. Jeremy Dunham of Pysonix was quoted as saying, “If they’re playing our game, we’re not going to penalize 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.”
Pysonix is motivated to keep their fanbase happy and the constant stream of content they are offering has successfully kept players coming back for more.