Rocket League has been quite the phenomenon, which is all the most interesting knowing that it’s actually a sequel to developer Psyonix’s first car-sport-a-thing, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
That game hardly made a ripple while Rocket League is making waves… all the way to China. Psyonix is teaming up with Tencent to bring the game to the Chinese market. Tencent in planning to go all-in with the game, too, with plans for eSports and a global professional league for all the Rocket Leaguers out there.
Considering that Rocket League was originally planned to be a free-to-play game (and probably owes a lot of its success to the fact that it was free briefly thanks to PS Plus), so having the game be completely free-to-play makes a modicum of sense.
You can read a translation of the full release over on Gameindustry’s site.