This little indie game has become a massive breakout hit. Here’s to one year of Rocket League.
July 7 marked the one-year anniversary of Rocket League‘s North American and European release. Since then the game has grown every single month in near-exponential leaps. Rocket League is now one of the most popular competitive video games in the world on almost every platform. “Because of your passion and your support,” remarked Psyonix in an official statement, “our relatively-small follow-up to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars has exceeded our wildest dreams and become something enormous. You have made new friends, crossed platforms into new frontiers, and inspired us in ways you’ll never now (and in other ways you’ll know very soon).”
Just how popular has Rocket League become? Psyonix posted a long, rigorously detailed infograph giving us some really fun statistics. I’ll post a couple for you to check out below, but you can find the full version on Rocket League’s official site (linked above). In all, Rocket League is boasting over 18 million players, with over 545 million matches played – those are staggering numbers considering they represent one year’s growth. The average daily player base tallies around 1.1 million strong. For anyone who doubts the lure of eSports, take note: the total time viewers have spent watching Rocket League matches on Twitch amounts to 2,728 years.
Congratulations to Psyonix, and hip-hooray for Rocket League. What’s next for the team? “We debated for quite some time what the best way to show you our gratitude was, until we realixed that the answer was to keep doing what you want us to do – to keep supporting the game with new Arenas, new Garage items, new Game Modes, and new DLC.” We’ll take it, guys. For your viewing pleasure, dear readers, I’ll embed the trailer for Rocket League‘s latest DLC, Neo Tokyo, below:[fvplayer src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmZn0NIMVg8″ width=”560″ height=”315″]