Epic Games isn't hunting solely for exclusive games for its Epic Game Store, it seems. Its most recent acquisition is none other than Rocket League developer Psyonix.
The news was announced by Psyonix in a post stating that it is "joining the Epic Games family". The two companies expect to close the acquisition around the end of May or beginning of June 2019.
Epic Games Buys Rocket League Developer Psyonix
As one would expect, this also means that vehicular soccer game Rocket League is on its way to the Epic Games Store, with an expected release of late 2019. Given how Rocket League still manages to pull in large numbers of players, the announcement is bound to have raised some questions regarding the game's continued availability on Steam.
Website USGamer reached out to Epic Games, a spokesperson for the company answering with the following: "We are continuing to sell Rocket League on Steam, and have not announced plans to stop selling the game there.". At least until its launch, Rocket League's presence on Steam looks to be safe, the spokesperson also stating that "long-term plans will be announced in the future."
Developer Psyonix also stated in its initial post that it is "still committed to providing Rocket League with frequent updates that have new features, new content, and new ways to play the game for as long as you’ll have us", at least in the short term. It's possible that even in the event of the title being eventually pulled from Steam, support for it will continue given its fairly large player base there. Nonetheless, we'll learn more once Epic Games details their plans for Rocket League, which will probably happen at some point after the acquisition is closed.