SAN DIEGO, CA – April 20, 2017 – Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix , creators of the sports-action hit Rocket League ® , and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet services in China, today announced a partnership to bring Rocket League ® to China.
Announced during the Tencent UP 2017 Interactive Entertainment Press Conference, 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. Additional changes will be announced further along in the development and additional details can be found on the Tencent site at http://rl.qq.com/.
Rocket League ®‘s expansion into China comes alongside the community growing to more than 30 million players who have played more than 1.25 billion completed matches since the title’s launch in July 2015.
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ABOUT ROCKET LEAGUE®
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League ® is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 30 million players, Rocket League ® is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation ®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League ® includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed independent video game developer and leading experts in Unreal Engine technology. For more than a decade, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League ®.
PR Manager – Psyonix