Psyonix’s Rocket League has gone from strength to strength ever since it initially released back in 2015. From there, it has accumulated a number of accolades to be extremely proud of, given its humble beginnings compared to a lot of blockbuster games. The indie car-soccer hybrid has continued to grow over the last couple of years, and has managed to now surpass yet another milestone by having played over two billion matches worldwide.
The majority of the population has stuck with the PS4 version, coming in it around 41% of players being on the Sony platform, though the Xbox One version has managed to outdo the PC version in terms of its number of players, despite coming to the Microsoft console at quite a later date than the initial release. What’s more, we have also seen it being released on the Nintendo Switch, which will yet again bring a brand new audience to the indie smash hit, including exclusive content and the ability of cross-play as Xbox One and PC do. It is a trendsetter in many ways in this instance, bringing together players on differing platforms, though we are yet to see the PS4 version continue this trend in particular.
Rocket League has also been nominated for ‘Best Esports Game’ at this year’s Game Awards, and you have to believe that it may well be in with a shout of winning, given its presence in that scene and just how popular the game is in general.
Rocket League is out now on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.