Psyonix celebrates Rocket League's one-year birthday by looking back at milestones

The developer revealed its cars-meets-soccer game's most popular platform, how many players take to the field each day, and more.


Rocket League turned one year old today, and Psyonix published an infographic breaking down some of the game's milestones.

"Because of your passion and your support, our relatively-small follow-up to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars has exceeded our wildest dreams and become something enormous," vice president Jeremy Dunham wrote on the game's website. "You have made new friends, crossed platforms into new frontiers, and inspired us in ways you'll never know (and in other ways you'll know very soon). You've made incredible saves, scored amazing goals, and you've changed the conversation in the world of competitive esports forever."

You'll find the infographic below. Some of Rocket League's more interesting stats include the fact that 1.1 million players still log on to drive giant cars into giant soccer balls every day; PS4 is the most popular platform, with 40 percent of active players taking to the field on that platform; and approximately 18 million players have competed in over 545 million matchups.

With its first 12 months fading in the rearview, what's next for Rocket League? More support and more content from its developer, as a thank-you to fans for making its game such a success.

"We're going to make our next 52 weeks even better than our first. We're going to give you all the things we mentioned above and then we're going to give you some more, because you deserve it. You're our community and you're our friends. Now, go play some games and we'll still be here to keep making them."

If you haven't joined in the fun yet, you can get a physical collector's edition of Rocket League bundled with lots of extra content.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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