ShackNews received word that Valve's Steam platform will be rolled out for Apple's Mac OS X on May 12. Interestingly, people who already own PC versions of games that are available for Mac will be able to download these Mac versions for free, and future games like Portal 2 will include both PC and Mac editions with a purchase of either.
No other details on the launch were given--the announcement was a brief two sentences--though it will presumably debut alongside the native Mac versions of Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal and the Half-Life series originally slated to launch with the Mac client in April 2010.
Those that already own the above games via Steam PC will be able to download them free on Steam Mac. Future Valve games, like Portal 2, are slated to hit both PC and Mac simultaneously and will include both PC and Mac editions with a purchase of either.
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Re: Macs to get Steam on May 12 by Anonymous on Saturday, May 01 2010 @ 03:20:02 CEST
Macs getting games to the degree PC's have them is key to Mac's success...