If you couldn’t call Rocket League a bonafide hit before, now the evidence is irrefutable. Valve and Rocket League’s developer Psyonix have announced that in just less than two months since its official release, Rocket League has sold over one million digital copies on Steam, making it one of the most successful games in recent history for the PC.
For the uninitiated, Rocket League is best described as soccer played by cars (with a giant ball). The game is also available on the PS4, and versions have just been announced for Mac and SteamOS.
Odds are more likely I’ll have to explain to you what SteamOS is than what Rocket League is. It’s the operating system for Steam’s own console, the Steam Machine, of which there is still only minimal interest. If you purchase anything relating to Steam Machine — a Steam Controller, a Steam Link, or Steam Machine itself — Valve will give you a copy of Rocket League for free.
If you add in the downloads from PS4, Rocket League has actually sold over FIVE million copies. Versions for more platforms are assuredly coming soon.