Steam coming to Mac OS X on May 12th


Valve has announced the final launch date for the Mac OS X version of its digital distribution platform, Steam. That date is May 12th, 2010.

Originally scheduled to be ready by April, the service has been pushed back to the middle of a month that is already packed with game releases across the board, giving Mac users one more thing to be excited about. In addition to bringing Steam to Mac, Valve will also be porting its Source Engine games, including Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, Left 4 Dead 2, and the Half-Life series to the new platform, although Portal is the only title that is currently playable.

Still, this is huge for Mac users, and for Apple itself — a company whose one major drawback for millions of consumers was its limited capacity for gaming. While gamers previously had been forced to run Windows emulation software or maintain a dual-boot setup on their Macs, Steam will now allow native gameplay for what is expected to be a broad spectrum of titles.



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