Rocket League is killing online multiplayer on macOS and Linux

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Today, Epic Games-owned Psyonix revealed that it will stop supporting Rocket League on macOS and Linux starting in March. Psyonix says it will launch a last spot on both platforms that month that will shut off online functions, which suggests you won’t have the ability to play online multiplayer any longer. You’ll still be able to play matches with your friends sitting in front of your computer system.

According to an assistance file, here is what will still work after the patch:

  • Local Matches
  • Split-Screen Play
  • Garage/Inventory (existing products will not be gotten rid of from your stock)
  • Profession Stats
  • Replays
  • Steam Workshop Maps (downloaded before the final spot)
  • Customized Training Packs (downloaded prior to the last patch)

And here’s what won’t work after the spot:

  • Online Matchmaking
  • Personal Matches
  • Tournaments
  • Rocket Pass
  • Product Store/ Esports Store
  • In-Game Events
  • Buddies List
  • Clubs
  • News Panel
  • New Custom Training Packs
  • Brand-new Steam Workshop Maps
  • Leaderboards
  • League Rankings

And in the support article, it stated “we want Rocket League to be the finest experience possible for all our players. Those statements don’t inform us anything about why the studio is pulling online features for Rocket League from macOS and Linux.

Dropping assistance for 2 platforms is kind of ironic due to the fact that Rocket League was the poster kid for cross-platform online multiplayer games. Sony had long declared that supporting cross-platform multiplayer in between Xbox and PS4 would be up to the designers. But a Psyonix VP proved that was wrong in 2016, exposing to IGN that the game was “at the point where all we require is the consent on the Sony side and we can, in less than an organisation day, turn it on and have it up and working no issue.” That Sony had not approved it. (Sony finally allowed cross-platform play for Rocket League last January.)

At the time, it was uncertain how long Rocket League would remain on Steam before presumably becoming an Epic Games Store unique on PC. If you bought a copy from Steam, you can continue to play that exact same copy online with a Windows PC.

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