Rocket League is ending support for Linux and Steam OS, just three and bit years after it debuted on the platform.
“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,” they write.
“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.”
Last year, Psyonix was acquired by Epic Games who announced plans to stop selling the hit game on Steam (though without impacting players who had already purchased it).
But it’s not all bad news.
If you already own the game you can continue to play it on Linux without any limitations until the March updates arrives.
After this you can also continue to play it, just without any of the (admittedly very fun) online capabilities (which gives you a perfect excuse to arrange an “in-person” battle with your mates, instead).
Don’t forget that if you bought Rocket League for Linux on Steam you can still access full functionality (including online play) by installing it on a computer running a supported version of Windows — not an ideal solution, no, but at least is a solution.
For more details on this surprise news do check out the official support page.
And if you’re a big fan of the game let us know what you make of this decision in the comments section below.