Mac gamers and Steam enthusiasts! Are you clinging to macOS Mojave like a life raft in the ocean of updates? Well, brace yourselves because Steam is setting sail away from macOS High Sierra and Mojave, starting February 15, 2024. That’s right, the gaming giant is waving goodbye to the last macOS versions that supported 32-bit games.
After this date, no more updates, not even those sneaky security ones, will be rolling out for Steam on these older macOS versions. It’s like your old MacBook is being left on a deserted island. And for those who treasured 32-bit games, it’s a bittersweet adieu as these titles will no longer be considered Mac compatible.
The silver lining? Most of you are already surfing on macOS 10.15 or newer, where 32-bit games are like fossils from a bygone era. Valve’s decision, while it might seem like a villain move, is actually in step with Google’s ending of support for these macOS versions in Chrome, which Steam partly relies on.
For those holding onto macOS 10.13 and 10.14, it’s time to bid farewell to security updates and technical support. The future of Steam is all about embracing the new macOS features and security updates. But don’t despair – Valve hints that the Steam client and games might still work on these older operating systems for a bit longer, like ghosts in the machine.
So, are you ready to upgrade your macOS and step into the future, or will you hold onto the past until the very end? Either way, the gaming world keeps spinning, and Steam is turning the page. Happy gaming, folks!