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Rocket League is still coming to Linux, but there is no release date

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Rocket League is still coming to Linux a developer has confirmed on reddit, but they have no idea when by the looks of it.

From reddit:
QuoteIt is coming. We don't have firm release dates for these versions of the game yet, but we are planning to release on SteamOS and Mac as soon as they are in good place. I'm really sorry about the delays and thank you for your patience so far!

Update: Here's more
QuoteTrust me, I want to give you guys as much info as I can, but I'm not at the liberty to do so at the moment. As soon as I can feed you guys information, I will.


It's really good to see it re-confirmed since a lot of people have been thinking it was dropped.

It was originally announced for Linux/SteamOS in August 2015. Then it was due out December 2015, then delayed until around February 2016, then we were told another 6-8 weeks, then it was moved to Q2 2016 and now we have no ETA. You can see the saga by searching for Rocket League in our little search box. We have been given quite the runaround on it, sadly it seems we will just have to keep waiting.

I really do wonder what is holding it up. As usual, my main issue is the developers lack of communication. A little honesty about things goes a long way for me.

About the game
Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

A futuristic Sports-Action game, Rocket League®, equips players with booster-rigged vehicles that can be crashed into balls for incredible goals or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas. Using an advanced physics system to simulate realistic interactions, Rocket League® relies on mass and momentum to give players a complete sense of intuitive control in this unbelievable, high-octane re-imagining of association football.
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Fenix2412 26 May 2016 at 10:38 pm UTC
I'm not waiting for it but still... wtf
toor 26 May 2016 at 10:45 pm UTC
Yeah… x)
The delay is real
Corben 26 May 2016 at 10:48 pm UTC
Oh, it will release very soon for sure. Directly after {Giana Sisters|Evolve|Elite: Dangerous|Witcher 3|Half Life 2: Episode 3}.
*scnr* ;)

Jokes aside: I'm looking forward to finally have Rocket League on Linux. It's one of my most wanted games on Linux.
Still quite sad that is has been delayed so many times and now doesn't even have an ETA anymore. Hopefully it doesn't take the Batman: Arkham Knight way. Probably it won't, as the Windows version seems to have a pretty good base.

But it feels a bit like the drive of games on Linux has worn a bit off. The "news" about Linux games being delayed, canceled or don't get updates seem to increase. Even where we expected to get a Linux version, because either it would be very easy to port (Engine supports natively Linux or is OpenGL) or the previous games of that series got Linux versions, don't get any port. Or is that just my impression?


Last edited by Corben at 26 May 2016 at 10:50 pm UTC
melkemind 26 May 2016 at 10:59 pm UTC
CorbenBut it feels a bit like the drive of games on Linux has worn a bit off. The "news" about Linux games being delayed, canceled or don't get updates seem to increase. Even where we expected to get a Linux version, because either it would be very easy to port (Engine supports natively Linux or is OpenGL) or the previous games of that series got Linux versions, don't get any port. Or is that just my impression?

A lot of last year's promises for Linux games were based on the hype surrounding Steam Machines and SteamOS. It's pretty clear now that Valve botched their Steam Machines debut, so I wouldn't be surprised if some publishers are just cautiously taking a few steps back (or perhaps even abandoning the idea altogether).
Nyamiou 26 May 2016 at 11:07 pm UTC
You're missing the most funny part of it all :

[...]

They've broken WINE support, you can't even play this game on WINE anymore (no matter which version of WINE) : https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40680

Isn't it funny? I think Psyonix is laughing right now.


Last edited by Nyamiou at 26 May 2016 at 11:11 pm UTC
GustyGhost 26 May 2016 at 11:30 pm UTC
Psyonix was kind enough to leave us with an update on how many months until they release the Linux port:

View video on youtube.com
Swiftpaw 26 May 2016 at 11:57 pm UTC
PR lies, since they've said stuff like this many times before. Don't care any more and shame on them for being dishonest. If it was so hard to predict, they could start using language to reflect that like "2+ months" or whatever.


Last edited by Swiftpaw at 26 May 2016 at 11:57 pm UTC
seven 26 May 2016 at 11:58 pm UTC
don't want it anymore
gomera 27 May 2016 at 12:02 am UTC
In the office, everyone was playing this game but I was waiting for the Linux soon to be release. After 8 months, not only they don't have a real ETA but the hype went down and my friends are moving to other hot games (Doom & Overwatch just to mention 2 of them). To be honest, in these last two years and a half, I made a huge bet on Linux for gaming (~60% of Linux games in my Steam library) but I am getting really tired of not playing the games I like when I want. I'll give it another chance until the end of this year to check if we are getting real AAA games at the right time, otherwise I may consider seriously getting back to consoles for gaming ...

PS: This is just my opinion, it's not my intention to force my thoughts to anyone.
Storminator16 27 May 2016 at 12:27 am UTC
If it wasn't for the fact I already own the game, I would never buy it at this point. We'll probably never see it anyway.
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