According to the Wall Street Journal, Psyonix’s sequel to PS3 title Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, Rocket League, has made $50 million since release (around £33.5m / €45.7m). The game was available as a free download to PlayStation Plus subscribers back in July 2015, and had several paid downloadable content available too.
The game has over 8 million registered players across the PS4 and PC, but exact sales figues could not be revealed as it would reveal the number of free downloads for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Dave Hagewood, Psyonix founder and CEO, revealed to WSJ that their plan was to get Rocket League onto as many consoles as possible from the outset, hoping that the popularity of the game would then encourage non-subscribers to buy it.
Rocket League is expected to release for the Xbox One in 2016.