Ah, so close! The colossal hit that is Rocket League is going free-to-play, but only in China after an agreement between developer Psyonix and Chinese publisher Tencent. This isn’t such a odd move considering that Rocket League was initially designed to be released as a F2P game – same as Nosgoth, another Psyonix game that ended up closed – and the potential and plans for eSports.
Rocket League in China will include microtransactions, most likely vehicle customization options, but no release date was yet announced. As for the western version, considering that it sold tons and tons of copies, both digital and boxed, and has a playerbase to die for, it certainly won’t be going free-to-play anytime soon.