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Rocket League not due on SteamOS & Linux for another 6 to 8 weeks

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Well, I'm glad I didn't buy it on a promise. Rocket League developers have confirmed it's going to be another 6 to 8 weeks before the SteamOS & Linux version is ready.

So we've gone from "later this year" in 2015, then to before the end of December, then before the Xbox One version in February and now it's another six to eight weeks at the end of January.

@rachelleambrum RL is still coming to Mac/Linux. Our vendor via Valve hit some unexpected snags, but both look to be on track for Q1.

— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) January 21, 2016


@BeastBoy561 Right after the SteamOS version, which we expect to be out in the next six to eight weeks (or so).

— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) January 22, 2016



What a shame, but delays happen. It's another reminder not to buy a game before the Linux/SteamOS version actually exists to play. You have only yourself to blame if you ignore my constant warnings on doing so. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Teal 27 January 2016 at 9:20 am UTC
Patience my friends.

I know the urge to play with balls is hard to resist, but in this case, time is on our side.
Huckert 27 January 2016 at 9:22 am UTC
Was planning on playing this to tide me over until XCOM 2, now it seems like it'll be the other way around.

Linux/SteamOS Projects seem to be getting so many delays these days that it's never a surprise anymore. I'm happy they're doing it at all though, RL is so much fun!
micha 27 January 2016 at 9:26 am UTC
so XBOX1 wins the race it seems..
.. also Season 2 will be quite progressed by then. =(


Last edited by micha on 27 January 2016 at 9:27 am UTC
Xpander 27 January 2016 at 9:42 am UTC
at least there is communication

sucks though, i hoped to play this on steammachines launch with my brand new steamcontroller which got me this game, then hoped to play at the end of 2015 ... well yeah
lucifertdark 27 January 2016 at 9:49 am UTC
I was given a copy of this at christmas but I have so many games to play I can easily wait till next christmas to play it.
ChiKin 27 January 2016 at 10:06 am UTC
Hopefully this means it will be a better port.
melkemind 27 January 2016 at 10:12 am UTC
What exactly does "our vendor via Valve" mean? To me it sounds like a financial issue rather than a technical one.
WorMzy 27 January 2016 at 10:31 am UTC
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I got it free with my Steam Controller, and I'm not convinced that it's deserving of all the hype surrounding it, so I'm not too upset. Still, delays suck.
Liam Dawe 27 January 2016 at 10:53 am UTC
melkemindWhat exactly does "our vendor via Valve" mean? To me it sounds like a financial issue rather than a technical one.

Sounds like Valve contracted the port out for them (Valve gave the port to someone else to do, and they are having trouble).
Arehandoro 27 January 2016 at 12:04 pm UTC
I was expecting it not later than February actually, a bit of a drag but well, more time to play other games.
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