Steam, the popular online multi player gaming platform developed by Valve Corporation, is also set to debut on Apple's Mac platform next month and will allow Mac users to play multi player games with Windows users.
According to an announcement made by the company, Mac users will be able to enjoy popular online games offered by the Steam content delivery platform, allowing them to download and install games without media.
The games that will be available for Mac users will range from several small gaming titles to heavy-weights including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life series.
This move will not only boost the user base of the platform, but also allow Mac users to compete at par with Windows users, something which was not offered to them earlier.
Commenting on the release of Steam's Mac version, John Cook, Director of Steam Development, said in a statement that "Mac and Windows players will be part of the same multiplayer universe, sharing servers, lobbies, and so forth. The first Mac Steam client will be the new generation currently in beta testing on Windows."
Valve Development also added that the Mac version of Steam is designed to support all the APIs and comes with a brand new function called Steam Play, which will allow users to purchase games to play on Windows or Mac.
The announcement by Valve proves that mac is turning out to be a superb gaming platform. Something that was expected given the fact that Apple computers do use the same hardware as their Wintel counterparts and the main difference is the OS.