Rocket League developer Psyonix is bringing a new crate system to the game, similar to that seen in games such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2. However, before you unleash a mighty rage, the micro transactions are said to be easily ignored if you wish.
The image above was discovered by a Reddit user suggested some kind of key-and-crate system was on the way, which would mean new micro transactions. Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham has since confirmed to players that crates are coming while also offering some reassurances.
“Those assets are, indeed, early pieces of an upcoming system we plan on implementing to fund our esports prize pools and events,” Dunham wrote on Reddit. “We plan on officially announcing it next month at (or near) the [Rocket League Championship Series] Live Finals since it directly relates to that event and other events like it, but since this image came out before our official word, we wanted to clarify some things for you.”
Furthermore, Dunham also noted “We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach,” He is possibly referencing to the ongoing Counter-Strike gambling calamity.
To sum it up, the new crate system will ONLY consist of cosmetic items. The items will also have no impact on the existing item-drop system, nor any future updates.