Steam for Mac Launching on Wednesday, May 12

Back in March, Valve confirmed that Steam for Mac was well on its way by sending out a set of Apple inspired teaser images. Though there was no official announcement it was a pretty big hint and a few days later, Valve confirmed that several of its most popular titles would be available for Mac sometime in April.

With April drawing to a close, Mac-users are likely checking their watches and wondering if they've got the date right. But fear not, Valve yesterday announced a solid release date for Steam for Mac. Mark your calendars, folks, Steam for Mac arrives Wednesday, May 12.

If you can't wait that long, CNet points to a rumor that suggests those who signed up for the Mac beta will gain access to the software ahead of May 12 but this has yet to be confirmed by Valve. The rumor stems from a posting on the Steam forums by a user who claims to have been told by someone working at Valve.

  • scotters
    The sale of $5 and under games are really gonna skyrocket now.
  • wintermint
    Be better if this was for Linux...
  • pepperman
    The "Games for Windows" will still only work on windows, mac users will only have access to platform independent games and games specifically made for mac.

    As scotters said, the $5 games' sales will pick up tremendously.
  • nforce4max
    wintermintThis totally defeats the point "Games for Windows" on those game boxes
    BS, I don't see macs playing other games natively in osx like such as GTA. Face it macs your platform is for general use and isn't for gamers who prefer a large selection games dating back to the DOS era such as Dune. Hmmmm maybe I'll play some Second life till I am sick of the bugs then log EVE.
  • jazn1337
    Steam coming to Mac won't mean all the games will work on Mac. Currently, only Valve games are planned to be brought over if I'm not mistaken. They did work on porting Source over to Mac after all.
  • akkan84
    one can play games for windows steam titles on linux, using playonlinux :D
    Go FOSS!
  • micr0be
    akkan84one can play games for windows steam titles on linux, using playonlinux Go FOSS!
    linux is a completely different subject, and far more interesting really.
    usually mac fanboys play consoles so steam is aiming for those 5% that want games on macs. the real topic is its release to linux now thats a 99% level of interest to the users, since wine isn't as user friendly.
  • e-rock
    About time MAC users have access to more games.
    Why are people getting mad here? WHo cares if MAC is gewtting games. I'm still sticking to PC. I am however waiting for a Linux Steam Client. Ah yes the day I can say good bye to WIndows.
    ATI is now supporting Ubuntu 10.

    Once again." IT's about time MAC, Enjoy steams service, it is great."
  • Mottamort
    WHAT games will they download on steam? Quake 3?? lol :D
  • killerclick
    I won't buy another Steam game until Valve withdraws support for Apple.