Late last week we reported on the cessation of support for both the Linux and macOS versions of Rocket League after developers cited a lack of new technologies available on both platforms. The game will still be playable on local machines, but will no longer be updated and will no longer receive any future content after the March expiration date. Understandably, players on both macOS and Linux have been upset by the announcement.
Psyonix took to the Rocket League Reddit to offer some additional information to players affected by end of support for Mac/Linux. In addition, the company will be offering affected players a full refund for the base game by following a few simple steps:
- Go to the Steam Support Website
- Select “purchases”
- Select “Rocket League” (you may need to select “view complete purchasing history to see it)
- Select “I would like a refund” then “I’d like to request a refund”.
- From the Reason dropdown menu, select “My issue isn’t listed”.
- In notes, write “please refund my Mac/Linux version of Rocket League, Psyonix will be discontinuing support”.
As for more reasons why Mac/Linux support is ending, Psyonix developers had this to say: “There are multiple reasons for this change, but the primary one is that there are new types of content and features we’d like to develop, but cannot support on DirectX 9. This means when we fully release DX11 on Windows, we’ll no longer support DX9 as it will be incompatible with future content. Unfortunately, our macOS and Linux native clients depend on our DX9 implementation for their OpenGL renderer to function. When we stop supporting DX9, those clients stop working.”
Read the full post on the Rocket League Reddit site.