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Rocket League can now be played online across Steam and all major consoles

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This is a bit of a highlight and something I hope we see more of in future. You can now be matched up with people across Steam and all major consoles in Rocket League.

With special thanks to all of our friends and colleagues at PlayStation, we are thrilled to announce that starting RIGHT NOW, Rocket League has entered the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program! Players on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam can now randomly matchmake with or against each other in all Online match types (i.e. Casual, Competitive, and Extra Modes).

This makes Rocket League possibly the only game that works online across Steam (Linux, Mac, Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. For us Linux users, it's especially different to actually be included.

In the announcement post, Psyonix noted that cross-platform parties will be coming to Rocket League in the first major update due this year. That's another point that's going to be impressive, to actually have a party of players across all these different systems.

It's such a fantastic game, one I've now managed to put 255 hours into and I honestly don't see myself stopping any time soon. The fact that it's supported officially on Linux too is awesome!

Rocket League is on sale right now on Humble Store, otherwise head to Steam.

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Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 8:16 pm UTC
TimeFreezeOn pc you can only get it on Steam.

On Steam only. Ergo, Linux version is Steam exclusive.
TimeFreeze 15 January 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC
Shmerl
TimeFreezeOn pc you can only get it on Steam.

On Steam only. Ergo, Linux version is Steam exclusive.

Yeah so? if you only want DRM Free then just dont bother with Rocket Leauge since they probably wont release it DRM Free anyway. They have already a massive Player Base with Steam and all Consoles. So if they "lose" a bit of Sales & Players with not releasing a DRM Free version is nothing for them really.
Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 8:21 pm UTC
TimeFreezeYeah so? if you only want DRM Free then just dont bother with Rocket Leauge since they probably wont release it DRM Free anyway.

That was my guess above as well, i.e. them having some issue with DRM-free idea. But @pete910 was very insistent it's not the reason.


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TimeFreeze 15 January 2019 at 8:24 pm UTC
Shmerl
TimeFreezeYeah so? if you only want DRM Free then just dont bother with Rocket Leauge since they probably wont release it DRM Free anyway.

That was my guess above as well, i.e. them having some issue with DRM-free idea. But @pete910 was very insistent it's not the reason.

They dont need to have a issue with it. But the reality is not every company cares about DRM free. Either they have a Contract with Steam for beeing Exclusive or they dont and just dont care. They dont really have to need a reason. DRM free is always a good thing but no Developer is forced to make it DRM free. Their choice.
pete910 15 January 2019 at 8:28 pm UTC
TimeFreeze
Shmerl
TimeFreezeHe is probably a PC only user and clearly wants DRM Free games. So there is really no point in arguing.

We are talking about Linux games, if you missed the context. And sure, I want DRM-free games. But that's besides the point. As I asked, what other store is selling the Linux version?

With not a Steam Exclusive he means the Console Versions probably.

On pc you can only get it on Steam.

You can get it the the windows store for windows Xbox obviously as well as consoles, but to say it's exclusive to steam is wrong.

Shmerl
pete910I think I'm wasting my time as I don't seem to be able to get you to grasp what I am saying.

So, it is Steam exclusive. Indeed, please don't waste time with pointless statements like "it's not Steam exclusive", when we are talking about Linux gaming specifically.

Seriously! I see that this is a sore subject for you but please, GET OVER IT

What is so bad in using steam?
You bang on about rewarding developers for the work regards a Linux version but you seem to fail that without Valves efforts there would be even less in either stores. That's not including the mass of work that Valve have put into Mesa and the AMD driver that you are currently using.

Do you not think that Valve requires some sort of reward for their efforts?

I digress, You seem to think that the Rocket league devs have to have a reason for not releasing it on Gog, What I am trying to say with my original reply to you was they may not wish too nor do they have any particular reason why they haven't.

Have you ever Emailed them directly To see if they plan to release on GOG, If not why ?
Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 8:31 pm UTC
pete910You can get it the the windows store for windows Xbox obviously as well as consoles, but to say it's exclusive to steam is wrong.

What does it have to do with Linux though? We are talking about Linux gaming, so the Linux game is Steam exclusive. It's weird you are trying to avoid admitting the fact.
pete910 15 January 2019 at 8:37 pm UTC
Shmerl
pete910You can get it the the windows store for windows Xbox obviously as well as consoles, but to say it's exclusive to steam is wrong.

What does it have to do with Linux though? We are talking about Linux gaming, so the Linux game is Steam exclusive. It's weird you are trying to avoid admitting the fact.

I agree nothing regards Linux. But technically Steam is exclusive to SteamOS and Ubuntu.


QuoteBut @pete910 was very insistent it's not the reason.

I never said it WAS or WASN'T the reason, I said the just MAY not wish to WITHOUT any particular reason.
CFWhitman 15 January 2019 at 9:52 pm UTC
This makes me wonder if it would be worth picking this up just to have something I can play with my brothers cross-platform, but I'm not sure they'd be interested. As far as I know, none of us have this for any platform currently.
qptain Nemo 15 January 2019 at 10:14 pm UTC
Shmerl
TimeFreezeYeah so? if you only want DRM Free then just dont bother with Rocket Leauge since they probably wont release it DRM Free anyway.

That was my guess above as well, i.e. them having some issue with DRM-free idea. But @pete910 was very insistent it's not the reason.
I somewhat doubt DRM is a huge concern for a game that is for all intents and purposes multiplayer only and relies on their servers, but they'd have to implement a bunch of networking stuff for GOG specifically, the stuff that concerns player accounts and such. And push all updates to a whole other platform.
Shmerl 15 January 2019 at 11:16 pm UTC
qptain Nemothey'd have to implement a bunch of networking stuff for GOG specifically, the stuff that concerns player accounts and such. And push all updates to a whole other platform.

I assume their network code is already portable and usable cross store, since they implemented it for Seam, Xbox, PlayStation and so on. It means they shouldn't be tying that to any specific lock-in like Steamworks and etc.


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