This one was long overdue but Rocket League was finally released on Mac on September 8, 2016.
You can download the game on Steam.
Rocket League, the extremely popular game that combines football and supersonic battle-cars, was about to become another Mac gaming sad story (you know, those games that were announced but never released, like Star Wars: The Old Republic).
Luckily, developer Psyonix released Rocket League’s Mac release in Beta version, along with their huge Rumble Update:
Yes, it’s really happening! After several delays (and our sincerest apologies about that, btw), the SteamOS and Mac versions of the game will finally be available for download. An important thing to note, however, is that both versions are still considered “beta,” with a handful of known issues that we’ve detailed below.
- The correct store page for DLC purchased through the Showroom doesn’t show up for Big Picture users
- There are occasional crashes when exiting from a match to the main menu
- The statues in Urban Central do not display correctly
- You may experience intermittent blurring issues
- Xbox 360 controllers won’t work without a third-party driver
In case you just joined us, Rocket League was first announced in August 2015. Then it was confirmed for December 2015. Then it was delayed to Q2 2016. And then it was supposed to come 6 to 8 weeks later. And now, it’s here in Beta.
Rocket League is one of the hottest games right now and I can’t wait to play it on Mac. That said, so many delays to finally release a beta version? That’s disappointing.
But the real question is…
Is it too late?
Exactly the same thing is happening with Total War: Warhammer. Except Rocket League is mainly a Multiplayer game that thrived because of a huge community of diehard fans. What is the point of getting a Multiplayer game if everyone has moved on to something else?
This could be another case of Call of Duty: Black Ops (you know, a “I can’t find a single match with enough players” situation). Not good.
But there’s already Windows and PS4 cross-platform multiplayer (with Xbox One cross-platform next in line). Plus, this huge update includes exciting features such as Party Chat, Battle-Car Presets and Enhanced Team Customization, and more. I’m confident that Rocket League will remain a popular choice on Steam for some time.
Word of caution
Rocket League has the potential to become one of the best Mac games today. Still, this is why you should never buy a game based on a “promise”. You should always wait until the Mac version is officially out before taking out your wallet. I bought it months ago and I can tell you, I feel stupid. Things ended well this time, but why risk it?
You can purchase Rocket League Mac version on Steam.
In any case, are you planning on buying Rocket League? If so, join me on Discord because I will be looking for Multiplayer buddies. 😉