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Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
25 January 2020 at 2:14 am UTC Likes: 2

ObsidianBlkOnce "released", honestly, I do not feel software should be "patched" beyond stability and security, otherwise, I feel, companies can (and do) break their own promises.


I mean, honestly, when we used to buy software, there was never... NEVER any risk that it would suddenly stop working on the systems it was written to work for. Now these games can just be snatched away from us on the whim of the company that makes it... effectively stealing our products from us.
Well see, effectively this is what they’re doing. Your client will still be yours and playable on the systems it was designed for, but you won’t be able to connect to their matchmaking servers because your version won’t match theirs. And so, ironically, it’s precisely because they won’t be patching your OS’s version anymore that you won’t be able to connect.

ObsidianBlk... and, yes, WINE does, in fact, give these lazy, pathetic companies an excuse to pull back on a promise. It's not WINE's fault, but, none-the-less, it is true.
Do you seriously think they would have kept supporting Linux if not for the existence of a potential workaround? They don’t care either way, their decision is made, they just suggest it to alleviate the frustration.

Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
24 January 2020 at 2:02 pm UTC

razing32This feels like a canary in the coal mine in some way.
All of the warnings about centralized servers , no LAN or private servers , etc.
Seems this can hit any game any time
And for the people mentioning Tencent , they are still spreading their web of "transactions" and "aquisitions"

I miss the old days.
Game was released (maybe had a patch later), focus was single player , you had LAN and could play with private servers.
Now games are online , focus is multiplayer and publishers decide how the game is played and it is on their whim what will happen next.

I think the last patch added Steam Remote Play together support, so you will still be able to play with friends against bots. Not as fun as online multiplayer, but something. In March RL on Linux will end up in the same situation as on PS4 - you only have local single and multiplayer. On PS4 you'd have to pay for a PS subscription to play multiplayer, but I don't see people doing that.
Must be plenty of people doing it because I encounter nearly as many people from PSN in my online matches as from PC.

And I wouldn't really count on Remote Play Together for something as fast and precise as Rocket League. Just trying it with Ultimate Chicken Horse, the guest players were at a very obvious disadvantage.

Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
23 January 2020 at 9:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

Liam Dawe
GoboI despise anyone who votes for Rocket League in the Linux Game of the Year Award, especially in the category "Favourite long-term supported game". Not only because of the ended support, but considering it took them years to release a Linux version. They kept teasing, promising and delaying for a long time.

It's also nominated in "Best update received in 2019".
I've removed it, it's no longer eligible to be in our awards.

I don't care either way (I last played in 2017), but the awards are for 2019, when it did support Linux. Removing their eligibility for 2019 awards due to decision announced in 2020 seems wrong?
Was about to say the same. I wouldn’t personally vote for them in light of today’s news, but they did support Linux throughout 2019. And they care enough to give advance notice, at least.

Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
23 January 2020 at 7:24 pm UTC Likes: 4

QuoteLet’s see how it goes with Proton

Apparently it works better
Well, if they are switching things up internally there might be new incompatibilities there too.

appetrosyanSpeaking of which: I propose the following nomenclature, for anyone who (like me) feels like a 12 year old.
I always find that such name-calling reflects much more poorly on the person using it than their opponent. Being opposed to something doesn’t mean you can’t be civilized towards it.

Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
23 January 2020 at 6:54 pm UTC Likes: 3

And there it is, as expected. I would have bought a few DLCs if this hadn’t been so predictable. Let’s see how it goes with Proton.

Edit: Glad GoL awards voting hasn’t begun yet, this would have been my choice for continued Linux support. Ha!

Feral Interactive are asking what you want ported to Linux again
21 January 2020 at 11:12 am UTC

That, and if Sony decides to open up more and release more games on PC, it would be excellent for Feral to build a relationship with them early! After all, I can’t imagine Sony would be opposed to keeping some of the PC sales away from Microsoft’s ecosystem

And I’m with you there, I’ve already beaten the game twice on a borrowed console and I’ll still gladly pay full price to have it on PC the moment it comes out. I didn’t play the DLC, so that’s a good excuse for a fresh playthrough

DragonEvo, a trading card game mixed with RPG elements you can play in your browser
20 January 2020 at 1:22 pm UTC

I hope they turn down the game’s volume and turn off Discord notifications for their next videos.

The Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle is up with 100% going to charity
17 January 2020 at 2:28 pm UTC

EikeThat's interesting!
Heard nothing of Siberian fires here in Germany!
Me neither, though to be fair I get most of my news from Imgur of all places.

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