75 Million People Played Rocket League in Its First Five Years

Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 14:55 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Psyonix
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July 7, 2015
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Today marks the five-year anniversary of Rocket League and the developers have released some pretty impressive stats about the game. Believe it or not, there have been more than 75 million people driving rocket-powered cars and shooting goals in the game's first five years.

If you've somehow missed out on this game in the last few years, check out the "Lucky Lanterns" trailer to see some gameplay with a bit of a cinematic flair:

 
 

In Rocket League, teams of 1–4 players face off in a match of high-speed soccer, but there's a twist: everyone is driving tricked-out, rocket-powered cars. These vaulting vehicles let you get some serious air as you try to nudge the massive ball into its equally-oversized goal.

A big part of its financial success largely lies with its microtransactions system where players can purchase all sorts of cosmetics for their cars. The game has also been part of some giveaways in the past like a massive PlayStation Plus giveaway, so that's likely inflated the player numbers a bit. Still, it's proved to be a wildly popular game across multiple platforms and the developers have taken the time to break down some of the numbers.

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Rocket League's 5-year Anniversary: By The Numbers

Let's start off with the most impressive stat: there have been 75 million Rocket League players in the five years since it's launched according to a news post on the game's official website. Those gamers have played more than 5 billion matches and scored 29 billion goals, making for an average of 5.8 goals per match.

Since its PC and PS4 launch, Rocket League has arrived on a number of new platforms. First, it hit the Xbox One in February 2016. Then, it made its way to the Nintendo Switch on November 2017. The developers brought all of these worlds together with cross-platform play in January 2019.

With six Rocket Passes and a warehouse full of crates behind it, Rocket League shows no signs of stopping. Psyonix says that they have more cool stuff to show us later this summer, so keep your eyes open for more.

If you've been thinking about getting into this great game, now's as good a time as any! PC players can pick it up on Steam for $19.99 or your regional equivalent, and console players can get it for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at the same price point.

What do you think of the first five years of this game? Do you think it will be able to keep going for another five years? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!