Rocket League Dev Announces End Of Support For macOS And Linux
Over the years, Psyonix has done a great job in bringing its popular “soccer with battle-cars” title Rocket League to an ever increasing amount of platforms, bringing with it increased stability and cross-platform play. It’s been a great run so far, but it looks like macOS and Linux Rocket League players will have to find other avenues with which to play the popular Psyonix game, as the developer has announced that this March will bring the end of support and online functionality for Rocket League for the two mentioned platforms.
Psyonix recently took to the Steam forums to make the announcement, citing viability issues as its reasoning for discontinuing support for Rocket League on both macOS and Linux. “As we continue to upgrade Rocket League with new technologies, it is no longer viable for us to maintain support for the macOS and Linux (SteamOS) platforms,” the post reads.
As a result, the final patch for the macOS and Linux versions of the game will be in March. This update will disable online functionality (such as in-game purchases) for players on macOS and Linux, but offline features including Local Matches, and splitscreen play will still be accessible.”
This is of course sad news for those that still play Rocket League on macOS and Linux, though as a bit of a silver lining, those that have purchased the title through Steam won’t have to purchase it again should they choose to install it on a computer running Windows 7 or newer. Again, it’s still a rough break, but at least the developer isn’t forcing folks to buy it a second time unless they’re looking to play it on a console instead.
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