Psyonix and WWE announce Rocket League partnership
SAN DIEGO, Calif., and STAMFORD, Conn. — Psyonix, creators of the sports-action hit Rocket League, and WWE today announced a partnership that will provide Rocket League with significant visibility and consumer engagement across WWE’s global platforms, including television, digital and social media, and on WWE Network.
Rocket League will be a presenting partner of two upcoming pay-per-view events, including this Sunday’s WWE Backlash, as well as WWE Great Balls of Fire on Sunday, July 9. Rocket League will also be a promotional partner of WWE’s biggest event of the summer, SummerSlam, on Sunday, Aug. 20. Rocket League creative will air across WWE Network, WWE’s digital and social channels, and on WWE’s flagship TV programs Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE on USA Network. The award-winning game boasts a community of more than 31 million players, and through this new partnership, fans at upcoming WWE live events will have the opportunity to experience and play Rocket League at arenas across the U.S.
“The integrated partnership with Psyonix will provide Rocket League with an opportunity to utilize WWE’s global platforms and reach our passionate fan base, many of whom are avid gamers,” said John Brody, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Partnerships. “We look forward to working with Rocket League as we collectively build customized one-stop shopping programs to reach their consumers.”
“As WWE fans ourselves, we are well aware of WWE’s strong capabilities as a strategic marketing partner,” said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Publishing, Psyonix. “WWE has proven time and again that they know how to execute fantastic integrated programming, and with an audience that has similar interests to our own, it was only natural that we team up to see what we could do together.”
WWE’s popular YouTube gaming channel UpUpDownDown, which is hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and just surpassed one million subscribers, will dedicate six episodes to Rocket League. Rocket League will also be the presenting partner of the newly-announced WWE Women’s Tournament, where for the first time in WWE history, 32 of the top female competitors from 17 countries will participate in a tournament airing on WWE Network this summer.
Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC, Mac and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
To learn more about Rocket League, please visit www.RocketLeague.com, like it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter @RocketLeague for all the latest developer updates and news. Based in San Diego, Calif., Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed independent video game developer and leading experts in Unreal Engine technology. For more than 15 years, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004 and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League.