‘Rocket League’ News: Snow Day Mutator Gets Extension As Community Surpasses 10 Million Players

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2015 was a big year for Rocket League, the high-speed soccer game from Psyonix, and post-holiday numbers from the dev team suggest 2016 could be just as big for the Rocket League community. Photo: Psyonix

2015 was a big year for Rocket League, the adrenaline-fueled soccer-with-cars game from Psyonix, and the latest word from the game’s developer suggests 2016 is already gearing up to be just as exciting for the Rocket League community.

There really isn’t any shortage of reasons for Psyonix to be excited about Rocket League’s first few months on the market. After an explosive mid-summer debut, the high-speed soccer game managed to hold an audience for the remainder of 2015, despite the high-profile releases of projects like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Destiny: The Taken King and Fallout 4. In fact, by the time mid-December rolled around, Rocket League had already generated more than $50 million in revenue, despite being offered as a free download for its first month on PlayStation 4. And the hype train hasn’t stopped.

It seems the holiday season was particularly bountiful for the Rocket League developers. Just a few weeks after a Wall Street Journal report confirmed more than 8 million gamers were currently racing around the Rocket League pitch, Psyonix says the game’s community swelled to more than 10 million. That’s roughly 2 million new users in less than a month. Granted, an influx of new PS4’s and gaming PC’s (on Christmas morning) likely helped generate such an impressive number. But there are plenty of games who didn’t see their user bases increase so drastically during the same period.

In addition to confirming its ever-growing player count, the Rocket League dev team also announced an extension for the game’s popular Snow Day mutator. After losing access for a couple of days, Rocket League fans can once again enjoy the hockey-inspired take on the traditional Rocket League formula. There’s no word on how long Snow Day will be available, though. So anyone hoping to get a few more rounds in, before the Rocket League mutator disappears again, might want to do so in the near future.

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