Rocket League has more than 750 000 players every day

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If you’ve happened to play against Lazygamer’s B team in our ongoing Rocket League Tournament, you’ll know that I am, despite my own protestations to the contrary, pretty damned terrible at Rocket League. I’m exceptionally good at aimlessly driving up the walls, flipping my car and not hitting the ball. Doesn’t mean I’m ever not happy to play it though.

Me and more than a million other people who’re playing it every single day. Rocket League really has become a sensation, with over a million downloads on Steam, and around 5 million PlayStation ones too. That it has cross platform multiplayer has certainly helped its longevity.

Speaking to develop, Psyonix VP of marketing and communications Jeremy Dunham has said that the game is still actively played by about a million people a day on a good day. On a not so good day? Still between 750 and 800 thousand rocket-powered soccar fanatics.

“We have quite a few players logging in to play the game still 11 weeks after the fact, so we’re really encouraged by that,” he said.

“One thing we found interesting overtime is that the gap between PlayStation and PC users is getting closer. PS users are still by far the majority, because the PS audience was able to get it for free that month. But overtime the PC users are definitely closing that gap, and that’s really encouraging.”

It’s been nearly 3 months since the game was released – but people are actually playing the game more than ever.

“We’re also finding that people in general are playing the game a little bit more,” said Dunham. “We’re seeing a higher amount of time spent with the game now than we did in August, for example. So those are all encouraging numbers, and we’re hoping it continues on down the rout.

“We’re realists also that eventually the air is going to slowly dwindle out of our sales in terms of being the hot game, but we’re enjoying it while we can.”

I think this game is a case where PlayStation Plus has helped enormously in getting the game attention via word of mouth, though I do think the biggest factor in Rocket League’s success is how much damned fun it is.

Last Updated: October 5, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    See? Socc(a)er CAN be fun!

    Just subtract the overpaid girlymen actors and slap in some crazy acrobatics and you have a winner!

    • You mean to tell me they weren’t really hurt O.o

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Sorry to be the bearer of the truth.

        • My life is a lie!

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Did you hear the one ref this weekend? Cracked me up. Told the oke “Come back in two weeks when there is a soccer match on” when he was feigning injuring

          • Give that ref a Bells. Seriously xD

    • WitWolfy

      Must be fun this time around because the cars cant fake injuries.

      • HairyEwok

        They don’t fake a injury…. They just blow up and deal with it.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I freaking love this game, and not everyone playing it are total a-holes. Some love giving us South Africans hell for our pings… makes it funnier when we thrash them.

    I want South African servers!!!!

    • In the beginning no, but these past few days I would say 50% of all games we play we get toxic players.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        In the past week I’ve probably only really had about 25% toxic players… had a bunch of friendly people laughing that our best pings are around 200ms.

        • In 2v2 ranked people are going on like MOBA players, in our 3v3 bracket it is much more laid back.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            yeah, the 3v3 guys have more fun than anything else, the banter is quite funny. I haven’t done much 2v2 to be honest.

          • After the tournament I will probably not be playing a lot, Warframe (and a choice between Wildstar and Tera) will be my main focused games.

          • HairyEwok

            Wilde Ster!

          • I will give it a whack, if its better than Tera combat wise, I will spend much more time in it 🙂

          • HairyEwok

            Wildstar has a nice mechanic where you can actually dodge abilities. That’s what I like about it the most.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Yeah I’m going to be jumping into Wildstar after the tourney, will see… but Warframe will take a lot of my time too

    • HairyEwok

      That moment you think you will hit the ball before the other guy and you just see your car moving through the ball.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Yeah… happens from time to time. The one guy that gave me hell only beat me by 1 goal. I went down fighting and it ended at 5-4. He had an 8ms ping.

    • Justinc33

      I wrote to mweb the other day asking about SA servers; was told they are keen and have reached out to Psyonix but no response yet… lets hope something comes of it.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I hope something does come of it… I’d love to experience this game with decent latency.

  • It’s great fun in the beginning, but as soon as you hit gold rank, that 200ms ping becomes a big problem when you have to have pinpoint accuracy the entire time.

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