FYI, this is a pretty awesome post:
Why we decided not to take your money...
Postby Psyonix-Dave on Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:53 pm
I don't think we say enough how great this fanbase is. I've lost count of how many "please take my money" posts I've read. You guys are simply amazing.
PS+ Instant Game Collection has been an interesting story for us. When the great people at Sony proposed it to us a while back we thought it was a great idea. At the time we didn't know if the game was going to be successful enough for all the work we put into it and this would be a way to expose it to a larger audience. We always knew that Rocket League would be big if we could get enough people to try it.
Then...the Beta happened. With all the new hype surrounding the game it didn't seem to make sense to go forward with PS+ IGC. At this point we were pretty set to go forward with a regular release. Then Sony stepped up and told us how much they really wanted the game on IGC. They made us a solid offer and promised to really help promote the title. Coupled with the larger player base and general goodwill it spreads we decided to go for it.
With that said, our hope is still that Rocket league will earn enough to keep us busy making, well, more Rocket League. As soon as we decided to go IGC we stepped up our plans for DLC packs (and we have some very cool stuff going on there). If you are looking to support us even sooner there is also the Steam version, PS4 Theme, soundtrack, and merchandise (coming soon).
Once again, I can't thank you enough for this support. I can't wait for launch and I can't wait to play everyone here online!
All I have to say is...Thank you Sony, Thank you Sony, Thank you Sony! Without this being free on PS+, it wouldn't be anywhere near as easy as it is to find a game with friends.