Rocket League
In-game screenshot of "Rocket League" gameplay. Facebook/Rocket League

The popularity of “Rocket League” has quickly shot up and continues to grow despite its almost two years in the market. Psyonix has been adamant about continuing the development of the game, the most recent of which was in the form of a new patch.

According to the game developer, more than 25 million individuals now play the car-and-soccer game -- but that is not all that “Rocket League” has to boast about. The game was Steam’s top-selling Platinum title for 2016. Moreover, it was the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Network in both North America and in Europe. Currently, over one billion games have been played since its international launch in July 2015.

When the game was released into the market, it was a free PlayStation Plus title, which almost guaranteed high download numbers. However, its numbers this far from the original launch are nothing short of impressive. Forbes had an interview with Psyonix founder and president Dave Hagewood in June 2016. At that point, “Rocket League” had just crossed its 15 million player mark. Evidently, the game’s popularity is not going to slow down anytime soon.

It is argued by the publication that this popularity can be reasoned to two aspects. The first of which is that the title is fun to play. It is the type of game that can be picked up and dropped at any given time without having to worry about the next save point. Moreover, it is addicting and just simply enjoyable. The other factor is that it is valuable, as Psyonix has been great at giving players more than is expected.

The latest patch update includes “Utopia Coliseum (Snowy)” into the Snow Day playlist, as well as several bug fixes for “Rocket League.”

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