Rocket League players must use an Epic Games account to access the game; Psyonix removes Quick Play in UI overhaul
Psyonix has brought cross-platform progression to Rocket League, but it has come at a cost. Psyonix announced that cross-platform progression would be coming to Rocket League in August, which it claimed was one of the games most requested features. The company claimed that it was possible to bring the feature to Rocket League by integrating the Epic Games account database. Epic Games acquired Pysonix in May 2019, but the latter assured fans that 'in the short term, nothing will change at all' regarding Rocket League. The company added that 'in the long-term, we expect to bring Rocket League to the Epic Games store', but the latest update for Rocket League goes much further than that.
Psyonix warned in August that:
...creating one or signing into your existing Epic Games account is the first step of the process. You'll be prompted to do this when you start up Rocket League for the first time after the update.
The latest update for Rocket League may bring cross-platform progression to the game, but it also violates data protection regulations and locks people into using an Epic Games account, even if you already own the game. That is not even mentioning the UI changes that Psyonix has made like the removal of the Quick Play button, which has been widely derided by the Rocket League community.