Rocket League sales soared past another massive milestone this weekend, with 16 million players having bought (or downloaded for free via PS Plus) the game. Considering that this was a little known sequel to an even lesser known PS3 title, this huge success has surprised almost everyone. However, the game is fantastic, as you can see in our review of the Xbox One version, so it is surprising, but well deserved.
Making things even more interesting, the 16 million player mark was crossed just about one month to the day after Psyonix announced that they had hit 15 million players. For a game that launched months ago, it is certainly showing no signs of slowing down in terms of popularity or adoption by new players. The Xbox One version was launched later than the PC and PS4 editions, but that can’t account for the entirety of the growth seen here.
Rocket League is also looking at further growth due to the impending release of physical, retail versions of the game, which will arrive within the next month. Those versions will come with all currently released DLC, except a few of the licensed products, along with some exclusive goodies.
Rocket League’s DLC has been praised by the community, as it has kept its prices low, and only offered cosmetic items, such as new cars and paint jobs. Maps and gamemodes are free for all players, and cross-play has kept the online player base very active.
Rocket League is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.