Everything about Final Strike Games’ new hero shooter Rocket Arena screams for free to play, yet publisher Electronic Arts tried to sell the game for $ 30 at launch. That didn’t go very well. According to SteamDB, the game failed to break 1000 simultaneous PC players day of launch and now floats around 100 players. No, not 100 thousand. Only 100. Twitch viewers were similarly flat.
Well, it looks like Rocket Arena won’t be a premium game for much longer – just over two weeks after the game’s dismal launch, EA is already offering a free weekend on Xbox One and Steam. Meanwhile, subscribers to EA Access or Origin Access can permanently download the full game for free. Get the platform-by-platform details below.
- Free Xbox program from Microsoft Xbox – Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can enjoy the game for free from today until August 2 at 11:59 PM PT.
- Steam – Steam users can play the game for free today at 10:00 AM PT until August 3 at 10:00 AM PT.
- EA Access & Origin Access – EA Access & Origin Access members will be able to download the full standard edition of Rocket Arena starting tomorrow, July 31 at 8 a.m.PT. Members also score an exclusive Epic Mysteen Outfit as soon as they log into the game.
EA is trying to sell this as a ‘limited time offer’, but let’s face it: this game can be played completely free sooner than later. Soooo what if you’re one of those suckers who actually paid $ 30 for Rocket Arena? EA offers these “pioneers” 3,000 units of the game’s premium Rocket Fuel currency, as well as an animated outfit for each of the game’s 10 characters.
So, is Rocket Arena worth a try this weekend? Kai Powell of Wccftech thought it was a promising but somewhat confused hero shooter …
Rocket Arena may have explosive potential as a casual 3v3 competitive shooter, but the bright and colorful aesthetic and gameplay where no one dies and everyone is a winner collides with the game’s reliance on both vibration and precise aiming.
Rocket Arena is now available on PC, Xbox One and PS4.