Rocket League was also released on macOS and Linux(Steam OS) Platforms. The game was complete, just like the ones released on Windows. However, Rocket League is now ending it.
According to a statement released on their website, the game on macOS and Linux is no longer viable for them to maintain.
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. 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.
If you purchased Rocket League for Mac or Linux on Steam, the game will still work with full functionality when installed and played on a computer running Windows 7 or newer.
Furthermore, the game will still have a single-player and split-screen. The online matchmaking and friends list, along with clubs and many other things, will be removed. Those who do not enjoy Matchmaking and Online will find this fine, however, players who loved playing multiplayer on macOS & Linux will find it very sad. The Support document has listed things that will work after the patch and things that won’t. Here is the list.
- Local Matches
- Split-Screen Play
- Garage/Inventory (existing items will not be removed from your inventory)
- Career Stats
- Steam Workshop Maps (downloaded before the final patch)
- Custom Training Packs (downloaded before the final patch)
And here’s what won’t work after the patch:
- Online Matchmaking
- Private Matches
- Rocket Pass
- Item Shop / Esports Shop
- In-Game Events
- Friends List
- News Panel
- New Custom Training Packs
- New Steam Workshop Maps
- League Rankings
Well Rocket League was developed and released by Psyonix. The game was released on Steam, and it went making a name for itself. However, on March 1, 2020, Psyonix was acquired by Epic Games, after which many rumors spread across that it’ll be removed from Steam, hence becoming Epic Games Store exclusive. Well as yet, it is still available on Steam only if you want to play multiplayer, and it’s doing quite well for itself. I don’t think Epic Games will slay the goose that is dropping golden eggs for them, because if they switch it to Epic Games Store, they might lose a percentage of player base.