Rocket League fans not happy with Epic Games 'acquisition'

Rocket League developers Psyonix has announced the game will become a stablemate of Fortnite as it becomes "part of the Epic Games family".

In an announcement on Wednesday, Psyonix said it expected the acquisition to be completed "near the end of May to early June 2019".

Rocket League is currently available on consoles and on PC via Steam. Epic Games has its own client, a rival to Steam.

Psyonix moved to assure Rocket League fans that the move would be "positive" and there would be no changes to gameplay as a result of moving to Epic Games.

The statement read: "In the short term, nothing will change at all! We’re still committed to providing Rocket League with frequent updates that have new features, new content, and new ways to play the game for as long as you’ll have us.

"In the long-term, we expect to bring Rocket League to the Epic Games store and to leverage our new relationship to grow the game in ways we couldn’t do on our own before. We believe that bringing Rocket League to new audiences with more support is a win for everybody."

Rocket League and Epic Games - the best tweets

The initial reaction from the Rocket Community was, erm, sceptical to say the least. Here's a flavour tweets in response to the Epic Games / Rocket League announcement.