Positioning itself as one of the most successful indies of all time, Rocket League has made its developers Psyonix in excess of a cool $50 million. If you’ve played it, it’s not hard to see why.
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The car football game is an incredibly fun little indie, and the continued support from Psyonix in the form of free DLC and patches means it’s been able to feel constantly loved and fresh since its launch towards the end of the summer. Over that time Rocket League has picked up eight million players and created more than $50 million in revenue. Not bad, especially considering the game was initially launched as a free game for PS+ users on PlayStation 4.
The news comes from a new report in the Wall Street Journal, which explains how the tiny team at Psyonix recovered after their previous game Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars stumbled, and that the money fuelling Rocket League was picked up by working on Mass Effect 3 and Gears of War.