Rocket League will end support for online features on Linux/MacOS
A new support page on the Rocket League website has recently appeared, announcing that Psyonix (the developers) will be disabling online features for MacOS and Linux players in the near future. On their support page they say “We want Rocket League to be the best experience possible for all our players. This includes adapting to use new technologies. This has made it more difficult to support macOS and Linux (SteamOS). Because of this, we will have a final patch for these versions in early March.” They go on to suggest that MacOS/Linux users can try things like Bootcamp (which allows Mac users to run Windows) or Wine (a compatibility layer to run Windows Applications on other OS’s),if they want to continue using online features after the patch. All offline features will continue to work, and any in-game items you have earned/bought will be usable.
Many believe that this is due to the recent acqusition of developer Psyonix by Epic Games. People have speculated that Epic may pull Rocket League from Steam, despite them saying “We are continuing to sell Rocket League on Steam, and have not announced plans to stop selling the game there. Rocket League remains available for new purchasers on Steam, and long-term plans will be announced in the future.”
Just remember that if you are a fan of Rocket League, and especially if you play on MacOS/Linux, you will want to keep your eye on the news for any new info.