When Epic bought Psyonix a while back, the writing was already on the wall. Soon after, Psyonix dropped the Linux and Mac versions of the game, and now, as the game becomes Free to Play, it has finally become what we all feared it would be: an Epic Store exclusive:
Rocket League will release on the Epic Games Store on PC the same time it goes free to play. This version of the game will be identical to the version found on other platforms, and will feature cross-platform play anywhere you play Rocket League, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam.
It’s not exactly the end of the road if you were already playing Rocket League on Steam. You will apparently still be able to continue playing (for how long?), while it won’t be available for new Steam players anymore.
Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns Rocket League on any platform (including Steam) will be able to play and enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players. To put it simply, wherever you play now (including Steam), you’ll still be able to play in the future.
In April 2020, I fantasized that things could go 2 ways once the official support was gone:
1) to include some anti-cheat technology that has no Linux support, 2) to remove Rocket League from Steam altogether and make Rocket League an Epic Games Store exclusive, where Linux support is virtually non-existent apart from setting up your own Lutris client and hoping for the best.
Looks like the second one has come to pass. The
sellouts people at Psyonix, after building their success on the shoulders of the Steam community, ended up leaving for a poorer, anti-competitive, Windows-only platform.
Surely that must be what progress looks like.
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Completely understand what you’re saying. But in my opinion Rocket League is moving in a positive direction at this moment in time. However, Epic games are known to change games too much and I can see that’s where people are worried.
It’s hard to tell right now in the case of Rocket League if the changes will be positive or not – let’s see at the end of the year what the verdict is.
Fuck Psyonix and fuck EGS. Both are China-loving, commie micro-penis suckers.
China Ten-Cent company owned which in my mind not a good thing. Soon enough they get to brainwash their users with their commie propaganda and one of the biggest reasons I tried China-Nite but gave it up soon I realised who this all belonged to.
Not sure if they intend to do any propaganda any time soon, but they carefully hide the fact that they are ccp-owned for now.
Terrible news, epic are genuinely hopeless, I would advise keeping your accounts as far away from being linked by Epic as possible.
One of their other games completely locked me out of my switch and Xbox due to a “temporary account” and a “failed link”.
This lasted a month and I ended up creating new users for both as they were unable to help me after daily back and forths via email.
Worst company I’ve ever dealt with.
Uh… What? Rocket League has been out for five years. If Mac and Linux users wanted to buy it… They would have got it by now, then they would realize it is a futile exercise to play computer games seriously on anything other than Windows…
That’s one salty clickbait.
Mac and Linux users are not a static group that does not evolve. There’s new Linux users every single day. Rocket League is still an actively developed game. So this is about taking away an extremely popular title from Steam to make it exclusive on the Epic Store, while it could have lived in both places instead. Facts are salty now?
Rocket league stopped being available on Mac and Linux last year, or rather no updates and no online play.
You probably don’t actively play the game, because this is gonna be huge for the game. You’re just trying to hop on the I hate epic bandwagon.
Free to play is gonna be great, active updates for steam and cross progression means you won’t lost anything. You’re just being salty for no reason
I play the game pretty much every day (that’s my regular go to play game). Rocket League still works on Linux since last year with Proton, in case you were not aware.
So you think the Steam experience won’t be degraded in any way compared to the experience on the Epic Games Store? Well let’s reconnect in 6 months for an objective comparison on this.
I don’t think it’s that bad.. They say the Steam version will continue to receive updates, and this development actually brings some great news in the form of account sync/platform migration – it seems we’ll be able to take all our existing unlocks and purchased cosmetics and play on other platforms. That’s great for console players like me who always wanted better framerates but didn’t want to buy the game a second time on newer PCs.
Back in May 2019, Psyonix declared “Rocket League is and remains available on Steam.” and a little more than a year later takes it out of Steam. Sorry if I don’t have a huge amount of trust for whatever they declare nowadays.
That is one salty take.