Developer Psyonix took to Reddit to confirm the update, after a Reddit user discovered images of the unannounced unlockable items in a recent update to the game. Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham elaborated on the loot crates that are coming to Rocket League, being quick to quell the fears of players born of speculation in the Reddit tread.
“Crates will contain cosmetic content only,” Dunham said. “We have a strict ‘Don’t Sell Advantage’ policy for Rocket League, and we’re sticking with that.”
Dunham was also adamant to point out that Psyonix won’t integrate Rocket League’s crates with Valve’s Steam Marketplace; where skins, weapons and other items can be readily bought, sold and traded.
“We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach,” Dunham explained.
In a rather interesting note, Dunham stated that players who have no interest in the new key-and-crate system can simply opt out, resulting in no drops occurring.
“We also want to reassure you guys that we are sticking with our approach to keep introducing free new Arenas, Modes, and Items, along with the occasional paid DLC just like we always have,” he said. “Hope this helps shed some light on what we have planned. It’s actually a pretty cool system that we’ll be happy to share detail about next month.”
Rocket League is currently available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.