Rocket League has hit 20 million players according to the official Rocket League Twitter account. Rocket League became an overnight sensation when it first launched on the PlayStation 4 in July of 2015, later releasing on the Xbox One earlier this year in February. The fact that Rocket League has hit 20 million players is a monumental achievement, especially since it’s a digital game.
Rocket League consists of players controlling rocket-powered cars in order to push a ball into their opponents goal. It is not unlike soccer, except with cars. Gamers have been captivated with the title, as the numbers suggest, and why not? Soccer is one of the most popular games in the world and cars with rockets are just cool. The install base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is roughly 64 million consoles. While the game was released on Microsoft Windows as well, most of these players are probably console gamers. This means that close to one in three people who own an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 have played Rocket League. That is beyond impressive.
It will be interesting to see what Rocket League does moving forward. There are currently 3 DLC packs available for the game, which mostly add cosmetics to the game. It will be very interesting to see the future of Rocket League going forward after this incredible milestone.