Chinese users have been unable to access online play – so far

Currently, there are an estimated 30 million Rocket League players worldwide. However, very few users in China have been able to access the game’s online play due to the country’s ban on Google servers. A small number of players in China have been able to access online play using a VPN or proxy, but the connections are slow due to their ping count. Now that Tencent has exclusive rights to the game, players outside of China are concerned that the tables will be turned on them, and that no one outside of China will be able to access online play for Rocket League.

What does this mean for users outside of China?

So far, Psyonix has made promises to existing and future players in China:

However, there are no guarantees for players in any other country. Existing Rocket League players outside of China would be much more reassured if they were promised the same deal as Chinese players. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether or not Tencent will make accommodations for international Rocket League players. Hopefully, Psyonix will be looking to expand its user base rather than reduce it. We probably won’t know anything until we get closer to the game’s re-release date.

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