Rocket League Going Free-To-Play In China Via Tencent

Rocket League Going Free-To-Play In China Via Tencent

The esports phenomenon is spreading to a new audience.

Psyonix announced today a partnership with Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited to bring Rocket League to China. The news was revealed during a press event at the Tencent UP 2017 Interactive Entertainment conference. Tencent has already launched its official Rocket League website.

Tencent's website also mentions a potential professional league for Rocket League, meaning Tencent has big plans for the game.

"The Chinese version of Rocket League is a collaboration between Tencent and Psyonix, and will feature the core Rocket League gameplay that players have come to know and love. Some changes will be made to localize the game for the Chinese market, including that it will be free-to-play with items available for purchase," said Psyonix in its statement.

Alongside the announcement of the Chinese version of the game, Rocket League is celebrating its current community growing to more than 30 million players.

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