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Rocket league going free September 23rd, on EGS.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Summary

It has been announced that international E sports phenomenon Rocket league will be free to play off of the Epic Games Store.  This includes a vague message from the official Fortnite twitter account about Rocket League and Fortnite in game rewards.

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 After September 23rd, the game will be delisted from Steam; however, the studio explains that, regardless of which PC version you own, both versions will still receive “full support for future updates and features,” such as cross-platform play. But you can’t get it on Steam for free.

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In addition to switching to a free-to-play model, Psyonix also confirmed earlier this month that Rocket League will no longer require PS4 and Nintendo Switch players to have a subscription to play online. Xbox One owners, unfortunately, still need an Xbox Live Gold membership.

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Besides the fact that Microsoft still is Microsoft, this is a really cool release. I am excited to play, as have never played on my pc. And, as one of the 4 people that still play Fortnite (DONT SUE ME) I am excited to see what Epic meant in their vague tweet.

 

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https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/15/21438194/rocket-league-free-to-play-release-date-psyonix-epic-games

 


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interesting. i guess the amd raytracing publicity wasnt enough


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, TempestCatto said:

Is this going to be temporary like it was with GTA V? Either way, it's free. Can't really pass that up!

It looks like it will be permanant.


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5 hours ago, TempestCatto said:

Is this going to be temporary like it was with GTA V? Either way, it's free. Can't really pass that up!

GTA 5 is going free to play next year for online only. Story will still be paid.


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I'm a little disappointed that it's not going to be free on Steam... Damn Epic and their efforts to tempt me away from Steam! I've invested too much into it!

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meh hard pass. still not convincing me to get an accound on egs. not this. not their free games. maybe if they stop trying to be a monopoly xD 


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18 minutes ago, HempBoosh said:

I'm a little disappointed that it's not going to be free on Steam... Damn Epic and their efforts to tempt me away from Steam! I've invested too much into it!

You do know that you can have two game store accounts, right?  Epic gives away great games on a weekly basis, so it is entirely worth having both. Well, and GOG.

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I just use the gog launcher, so much simpler to have everything in one program. Granted you still have to install the launcher you want to install a game from.

 

As for epic launcher I just click collect on all the free games, tried a few of them. God's Trigger, civ and hitman were the best ones. Sadly total war has been shit for years.

 

Friend of mine quit all other games because of rocket league, personally I never found it to be fun.

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3 hours ago, HempBoosh said:

I'm a little disappointed that it's not going to be free on Steam... Damn Epic and their efforts to tempt me away from Steam! I've invested too much into it!

its because last year the developer, psyonics, was bought by epic. The community has been waiting for this news ever since.

 

If you buy the game on steam you will still be able to play it on steam "for now" but after the 23rd you will no longer be able to buy it on steam

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Until they have a Linux client I won't be buying anything from Epic.


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The day Titanfall 2 is an EGS exclusive is the day I download that launcher...


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37 minutes ago, Fatih19 said:

Until they have a Linux client I won't be buying anything from Epic.

Why? You would still need to run the games themselves through wine...

Anyways, checkout Legendary, it is a cli application. I personally use it and it works great. of course you will need to manually manage wine prefixes.
I just have a single global wine prefix I use for everything Windows Related that's not in steam. Dumped lutris long ago.

 

Anyways it's Rocket Leauge, never played it never will. If it was however a payed game, I have to wonder how the overall community is going to react. Nearly every game I have seen go from payed to free has had a overall drop in community ratings. Turns out people don't like paying for a game that might be free one day.


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8 minutes ago, Nayr438 said:

Why? You would still need to run the games themselves through wine...

Anyways, checkout Legendary, it is a cli application. I personally use it and it works great. of course you will need to manually manage wine prefixes.
I just have a single global wine prefix I use for everything Windows Related that's not in steam. Dumped lutris long ago.

It's not that I can't, but why give money to Epic if I can give it to Steam? Who actually gives a shit about Linux.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
33 minutes ago, Fatih19 said:

It's not that I can't, but why give money to Epic if I can give it to Steam? Who actually gives a shit about Linux.

Anthony does. Don't let him see this.


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6 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

Anthony does. Don't let him see this.

Wait sorry, I mean Steam cares about Linux while Epic obviously don't. So why should I give money to Epic when I can give it to Steam instead?


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6 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

GTA 5 is going free to play next year for online only. Story will still be paid.

How's that going to work if you still need the base game for online? That also might increase modders because the less able ones won't have to buy new accounts anymore. Permabans won't really hold anyone down anymore. 

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8 minutes ago, TempestCatto said:

How's that going to work if you still need the base game for online? That also might increase modders because the less able ones won't have to buy new accounts anymore. Permabans won't really hold anyone down anymore. 

probably referring to https://www.gamespot.com/articles/gta-online-is-getting-a-standalone-release-in-2021/1100-6478348/

Which as far as I am aware is only for the PS5 and possibly the xBox Series X, it would also only be free for the first 3 months of its release.


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2 hours ago, TempestCatto said:

How's that going to work if you still need the base game for online?

You won’t. They’re splitting up the game so that online will run without the need for story.

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9 hours ago, Nayr438 said:

Why? You would still need to run the games themselves through wine...

Anyways, checkout Legendary, it is a cli application. I personally use it and it works great. of course you will need to manually manage wine prefixes.
I just have a single global wine prefix I use for everything Windows Related that's not in steam. Dumped lutris long ago.


As someone who just wants stuff to work (unless I'm intentionally messing with things...

It's great how on steam many things are a one click deal. 


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Rocket league is a fun game to play with friends. Is it cross platform yet? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Gohardgrandpa said:

Rocket league is a fun game to play with friends. Is it cross platform yet? 

It is.


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On 9/16/2020 at 9:55 AM, Warin said:

You do know that you can have two game store accounts, right?  Epic gives away great games on a weekly basis, so it is entirely worth having both. Well, and GOG.

Yeah I know. I also know that Epic is owned by Tencent and I'd rather support them as little as possible. GOG is my second game store of choice.

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3 hours ago, HempBoosh said:

Yeah I know. I also know that Epic is owned by Tencent and I'd rather support them as little as possible. GOG is my second game store of choice.

What do you have against Tencent?


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