While originally the Mac version of Valve’s game distribution app Steam was supposed to see its release sometime in April, today members of the game community received an email from Steam announcing the official release date of May 12th for the Mac OS X compatible Steam. No word on exactly what software will be available for Mac on day one, but you can expect the simultaneous multi-platform release of Portal 2 and future Valve games upon their release.
Email announcement from Valve:
“Valve today announced the public release of Steam for the Mac is May 12. Please stay tuned for more information.”
We have covered the story of Valve brining Steam to Mac OS X from the original teaser images to the open beta, and our first look at the platform running on Mac. Steam for Mac will bring some of developer Valve’s most popular PC titles to Mac OS X including Counter-Strike, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life series, Left 4 Dead 2, and Portal.