Epic Games Kills Rocket League on Linux! (Reaction)

Epic Games decided that Linux and macOS Gamers don’t deserve the ability to play Rocket League on their preferred platform so I made this video because I am frustrated with losing my favorite game and I’m sick of Epic Games attacking the Gaming Industry while pretending to care about gamers.

Tim Sweeney (CEO of Epic Games) has something against Linux apparently because he seems to refuse to support Linux with any games owned by Epic Games even to the point of buying a game that already had support for years and removing that support with Rocket League. In this video, I also cover the absurding of the claims that Sweeney thinks “Linux is great” while at the same time doing his best to ignore it and even hurt it.

Links for Sources:
Kills RL for Linux
Epic Games buys Psyonix
Sweeney “Linux is great”
Sweeney “Linux is moving to Canada”
GamingonLinux.com Article
Psyonix Response on Reddit
Support Page for Rocket League on Linux

Segment Index

  • 00:00 = Short Film via Machinema
  • 02:52 = Intro to the video
  • 04:20 = History of Epic Games being Anti-Linux
  • 07:05 = Sweeney Quote About Installing Linux
  • 08:41 = Epic Games Buys Rocket League
  • 08:55 = Valve’s Proton
  • 10:42 = Sweeney Quote: “Linux is great”
  • 11:15 = Differences Between WINE & Proton
  • 12:14 = Lutris & the Epic Games Store
  • 13:26 = Ending Rocket League for macOS and Linux
  • 15:36 = GamingonLinux.com Article
  • 16:56 = Psyonix Message on Reddit
  • 17:53 = Vulkan Supports Linux & Windows plus MoltenVK
  • 19:43 = Reality About the Refunds for Rocket League
  • 21:31 = “Viable Workarounds Exist”
  • 23:59 = Thanks for Watching
  • 24:12 = Become a Patron
  • 25:52 = One More Thing . . . Uninstall

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  1. Almost bought Rocket League a while ago because the podcast hosts kept mentioning it. Now I’m glad that I didn’t.

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