Rocket League, the RC car football game that took off on Steam and the PlayStation 4, has managed to sell over 1 million copies.
The game surpassed the 1 million mark on Steam alone, which makes us wonder how much copies have been downloaded on the PlayStation 4 thus far. We're certain it is not close to the PC number, but it should be in the thousands.
Due to the success of the game, we understand that the developers are working on a version for the Mac and another for Steam OS. For those who have been under a rock for past couple of years, Valve is working on its very own Steam operating system to power its Steam Machines initiative.
We also understand that Valve is partnering with the developer, Psyonix, to do something special for Steam Machines gamers. Apparently, the plan is to offer free copies of Rocket League to folks who purchase a Steam Machine. This includes the system itself, controllers, or Steam Links.
If you already have a copy of the game, Valve will deliver a code that can be gifted to a friend. However, we're not certain if this code will only work for Steam Machines or if it will also work on Windows.
We like what Valve is doing, even if we are not huge fans of Steam Machines. Maybe one day this plan will take off in a huge way, but with Windows 10 doing great at the moment, we're not certain of Steam Machines have a future.
Microsoft has done well by allowing Xbox One players to stream content to their Windows 10 computers. Furthermore, many Xbox One games will be playable on Windows 10, and crossplay is now something the software giant is betting on going forward.
As it stands right now, Valve is at a disadvantage, which is one of the reasons the company is hoping Steam Machines will take off. But that's not going to happen, so what happens now?