Home Gaming Rocket league has earned nearly $50 million in revenue

Rocket league has earned nearly $50 million in revenue

1 min read


Rocket League is one of our favourite games released this year, and one of the biggest surprises – not just for us, but the people making the game at Psyonix as well.

The rocket-powered-cars-playing-football thing isn’t new. The same developer’s given it a bash before in 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, which didn’t quite take over the world, and it’s likely you’ve never heard of it.

Rocket League is essentially just a more refined version of that, but it’s gone on to become one of the most successful games this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s made $50 million in revenue, from a development budget of just $2 million, funded by the team working as contractors on big games like Mass effect 3 and Gears of War.

“We paid the bills by working on some of the biggest games in the industry,” founder Dave Hagewood said.

Psyonix credits PlayStation Plus as one of the catalysts for its success. Though Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars wasn’t the success Psyonix had hoped for, those who had played it, thought quite highly of the soccer game. The few who played “Battle-Cars” loved it, Mr. Hagewood said, “so we saw that as a problem of awareness.”

They gambled on PlayStation Plus as a way to create that awareness. By giving the game away for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, it started a tumultuous wave of word of mouth marketing, leading to the success that Psyonix now enjoys.

Rocket League’s even won the best sports game of the year at many publications, including The Game Awards, and here at Lazygamer; well-deserved wins, and some well-deserved success.

Last Updated: December 18, 2015


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 18, 2015 at 09:11

    That’s cool. I like it when people are successful by creating something people enjoy.

    Now comes the kak part – don’t let it go to your head, or employ some shithead MBA whose main goal (heh) will be to “maximise revenue” (at the expense of gouging your fans).


    • Corrie

      December 18, 2015 at 11:47

      Or to create a MOBA, seems every idiot with a degree running a game studio wants to create one


  2. Hammersteyn

    December 18, 2015 at 09:14

    I helped! Though it was like R70 I think?


  3. Sageville

    December 18, 2015 at 09:51

    The new Xmas patch is awesome, playing with a hockey puck on iced surface changes the game up.

    Alot of the play is on the walls due to this, awesome!


    • Ottokie

      December 18, 2015 at 09:53

      I will give it a wack soon, sounds fun 😛


    • The Grand Admiral Chief

      December 18, 2015 at 09:55

      Oh for puck sake



      • Ottokie

        December 18, 2015 at 09:56

        Ice see what you did there



  4. Corrie

    December 18, 2015 at 11:50

    Love Rocket League, one of those games that I paid full price and can’t regret, also the dlc was satisfying.

    Right now the winter playlist is pretty awesome


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Surprise! EA made stacks of cash in 2020

There’s plenty of grinning in the gaming industry today, as the biggest companies are expe…