Psyonix has confirmed that gamers will not require PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions to play Rocket League once it officially goes free-to-play.
The developer announced the news via a blog post on its website, revealing that once the game goes free-to-play, it is stated that “PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Online will no longer be required for online play on those platforms”.
They also said that once Rocket League goes free-to-play, the game will “only be available to new PC players via the Epic Games Store”.
In addition to going free-to-play, the game will also be receiving constant updates to its seasonal content, competitive ranking and the addition of a new player experience for first-time players.
The next update will be issued on current platforms “in the next few weeks around mid-September, and the launch of free-to-play will follow shortly after”.
Psyonix is also streamlining Rocket League‘s competitive side by combining Competitive Seasons, Rocket Pass and Competitive Tournaments into one season that will see all events follow the same schedule once the game goes free-to-play.
The game is also getting three new levels of Grand Champion ranks and a new highest competitive rank, Supersonic Legend, as well as a new Rookie bot difficulty level, quick chat options, and Rocket League music that will be remixed by Monstercat artists.
Rocket League is currently available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Mac.