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Mac To Receive Gaming Boom In 2011

Valve has predicted publishers will be thinking about bringing a lot of their titles to Mac computers in 2011.
It comes in light with the recent release of a Mac version of its digital distribution program Steam.
“It’s obviously going to take time,” explained Valve’s Jason Holtman to GamesIndustry.
“People are looking at their titles for this holiday and saying ‘a Mac version would screw with my schedule, or I’d have to ship it late. Neither of those is super-desirable. But the titles that I have in Spring of 2011 or in Holiday of 2011, let’s have a discussion and let’s see those numbers and start to figure it out,'” explained marketing VP of Valve Doug Lombardi.
Holtman continued to say that publishers and developers were not only looking to port PC titles but also looking at the Mac as a gaming platform in itself.
“The other interesting thing we’re seeing from publishers and developers alike is people aren’t thinking about… porting their games to Mac. They’re thinking ‘wow, I need to write for a Mac. I’m not going to do a port six months later or maybe a year later, I should do that now.’
Holtman added, “There’s a renaissance in the Mac space and games should be part of that. The reaction that we’ve got from the development community is that this could be a big ingredient towards that renaissance.”
In recent months we have seen Valve launch the likes of Counter Strike Source, Team Fortress 2 and Day of Defeat through Steam for the Mac. For us Mac owners lets hope we see a plan to bring Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 to the Apple computers as well.
Do you own a Mac? What titles would you like to see on the computer? Let us know in the comments section below.



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