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Valve Bringing Games and Steam to Macs
Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:54 PM EST
Posted by: Glenn

Valve has officially announced that they are bringing their Steam game distribution platform and library of games to the Mac in April. This includes popular titles like Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half Life series at launch.

"Our Steam partners, who are delivering over a thousand games to 25 million Steam clients, are very excited about adding support for the Mac," said Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve. "Steamworks for the Mac supports all of the Steamworks APIs, and we have added a new feature, called Steam Play, which allows customers who purchase the product for the Mac or Windows to play on the other platform free of charge."

The company also announced that its upcoming Portal 2 game will be their first simultaneous release for the Mac and Windows.

"Checking in code produces a PC build and Mac build at the same time, automatically, so the two platforms are perfectly in lock-step," said Josh Weier, Portal 2 Project Lead. "We're always playing a native version on the Mac right alongside the PC. This makes it very easy for us and for anyone using Source to do game development for the Mac."

There isn't much to else to say, but game on!



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