Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham has confirmed that Rocket League is to get a crate and key microtransaction system, after evidence of the new addition was uncovered on Reddit.
Last week, a Reddit user uncovered the system while looking through the game's files and news of this soon filtered through to Psyonix, who have now confirmed that its on the way.
"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.
"Crates will contain cosmetic content only. We have a strict "Don't Sell Advantage" policy for Rocket League, and we're sticking with that. There will be no Steam Marketplace integration with crates. We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach.
"Players who don't want to interact with this system can hide it entirely with a single checkbox. Also of note, this won't affect or impact our current item-drop system in any way. 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.
"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."
The Rocket League Championship Series takes place on August 6-7, so we expect to hear more on this very soon.