Rocket League Surpasses 10.5 Million Sales, Here’s Why Psyonix Has No Plans for a Sequel (VIDEO)
Rocket League has a winning formula. The soccer-with-cars title from Psyonix features addicting ‘just five more minutes’ gameplay, fun and meaningful car customization, and a stellar soundtrack spearheaded by the song Solar Eclipses, by Hollywood Principle. In fact, the game recently surpassed 10.5 million sales, with a combined fan base of 29 million players. So, a game this successful with such a long-lasting fan base should be getting a sequel, right?
According to Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham, Psyonix actually has no plans for a sequel, at least not for the foreseeable future. Dunham sat down with Colin Moriarty from Kinda Funny Games to discuss Psyonix’s reasoning behind continuing to support the first game, rather than develop Rocket League into a series. Per Dunham, a lot of it has to do with staying true to those of us that are actively playing the game.
“Why would we want to take this huge community that we’ve already built, that’s still growing, and say, ‘What you’re playing now is going to be irrelevant in 12 months, but we want you to stop what you’re doing, giving us money all over again, and move over to this other game.’ That’s not the right way to do things. I think that era of games has passed.”
This is the kind of refreshing mindset that sets Psyonix apart from other developers in the gaming industry. There is a kind of comfort in knowing that a game millions of people have come to know and love is going to stay relevant for at least the next couple of years. To that end, Dunham has also confirmed that Psyonix is currently planning new features for Rocket League that are still one or two years away from being released.
“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. 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.”
Rocket League is currently available on the Xbox One, PC, and the PS4. The game’s newest DLC, which features new playable Hot Wheels cars, is now available.
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