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Oh my! Rocket League has finally been officially announced as having an actual Linux release. The next update named "Rumble" will have a beta version for Linux.

It releases on September 8th, but remember, it will be a Beta.

QuoteYes, it’s really happening! After several delays (and our sincerest apologies about that, btw), the SteamOS and Mac versions of the game will finally be available for download. An important thing to note, however, is that both versions are still considered “beta,” with a handful of known issues that we’ve detailed below. It should also be said that while other Linux platforms may work, the SteamOS version of the game is the only Linux client that we’re “officially” supporting during the beta period. Likewise, the Mac version may or may not work on older systems with an integrated video solution, but a dedicated GPU is highly recommended (Macs from 2013 and after should be okay).

Emphasis mine

They also state a few known issues:
- The correct store page for DLC purchased through the Showroom doesn’t show up for Big Picture users. This is a Steam client-specific issue that Valve will be fixing in an upcoming patch
- There are occasional crashes when exiting from a match to the main menu
- The statues in Urban Central do not display correctly
- You may experience intermittent blurring issues

See their big update on it here.

It's bloody great that they have nailed down an actual release for it, but having support only for SteamOS during the beta is a bit annoying (especially since I don't even use SteamOS any more). A beta is a perfect time to nail down support for normal desktop Linux, isn't it? I hope they don't continue that support status after the beta period.

Also, this update will introduce their micro-transaction crate/key model. Much like what Team Fortress 2 has:
QuoteKeys will be available for $1.49 individually, or in bundles of 5 for $5, 10 for $10, or 20 for $20.

Essentially, you may get a crate after a game and you need to buy a key to unlock it.

insert itshappening.gif here

Let's hope they don't delay it once again eh.

Fun fact: In our Release Calendar, I put it down as a best guess for the 7th, I was one day off! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Nazkull1 2 Sep, 2016
Wonderful News !! :D
GustyGhost 2 Sep, 2016
Great news! Better late than never and I hope my gaming pals don't mind me joining into the scene so late. This is just another story to support the argument that developers should build for multiplatform from the start. They could have avoided all this porting headache.
minidou 2 Sep, 2016
does this mean they'll check the OS to prevent other distros to launch the game?

anyway, won't buy it as long as it's just beta, but at least we'll have some feedbacks on the port (which shouldn't be that hard honestly considering the engine)


and geez, every single game is getting loot crates nowadays, even non-F2P...
Eike 2 Sep, 2016
Only supporting one distribution officially is fine for me, and the only logical choice for the game bundled with Steam Controllers (and thus Steam Machines I guess) is SteamOS. It will work on other Linuxes as well. I bet.
Homepcgamer 2 Sep, 2016
insert itshappening.gif here

Ha ha!! good point! :D
Blurps 2 Sep, 2016
Let's see if they release it on September 8th.
It's still on beta but if it's released, it's better than nothing. I personally own the game, I don't need to buy it.

SteamOS is officially supported but most of the games have limited support too.
Most of the bugs are related to graphic drivers, not distros.
Yasser 2 Sep, 2016
Yessssssssssssssssssss
fabry92 2 Sep, 2016
GG
camoceltic 2 Sep, 2016
Quoting: minidoudoes this mean they'll check the OS to prevent other distros to launch the game?

It probably won't check what distro you're running on, but support tickets from non-SteamOS users will probably go unanswered is my guess.
WorMzy 2 Sep, 2016
Still more punctual than a Transpennine Express train. :O
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