That physical release of Rocket League we’ve all been waiting for finally has a release date, announced developer Psyonix and publisher 505 Games.
Psyonix’s surprise hit soccer-car-mashup is set to hit US stores on July 5, while it’ll release in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on June 24. The physical release will come with four new vehicles and the three currently existing DLC packs on-disc.
The reasoning behind a physical release of a game like this is a little hard to decipher at first. Rocket League is the very essence of a digital game. It’s small (under 2GB to download, friendly to almost any data cap and possible to download even on slower connections), and it takes place almost entirely online (save the tutorials).
A physical release, though, will put it in front of people who play games but don’t visit online market places – the stereotypical Call of Duty and FIFA players, for example – and introduce it into markets where those online marketplaces aren’t as popular or accessible.
While Rocket League didn’t hit Xbox One until quite recently, the physical release of the game will appear on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on that July release date.