Valve Teases Upcoming Mac Announcement, Not So Subtly

Is Valve finally ready to make the switch and support Mac OS X? A recent update to Steam hinted at it, now it's time for the Half-Life, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress developer to be more blunt about it.

The developer has released a series of images "in anticipation of an upcoming announcement from Valve", giving some of its most recognisable franchises the Apple treatment. That includes Gordon Freeman from Half-Life in an iMac-coloured HEV suit (complete with obscured Apple logo), Team Fortress 2's Heavy in iPod ad form, a pair of turrets from TF2 and Portal doing the "I'm a PC" thing and Left 4 Dead's Francis expressing how much he hates "different".

Is this simply heralding the seemingly inevitable Steam for Mac announcement? Or will Valve go further, adding actual Mac OS X support for some of its Source engine games? As a Mac owner, I'll take just about anything.

Valve's also been teasing something Portal related lately. With company founder Gabe Newell making an appearance at GDC next week, could that "upcoming announcement" be right around the corner?

Update: Valve sent one more Steam for Mac image to Rock Paper Shotgun, an old school style "Steam for the rest of us" ad. MacWorld has another, featuring Half-Life 2 co-star Alyx Vance referencing Apple's famous "1984" commercial.

Take a peek at the released teasers in the gallery below.


    Brilliant work.

    Im just hoping that this paves the way for steam and the source engine to come to linux.

    WINE has done a great job with its compatibility in recent years, but if it ran natively, it would give me that warm fuzzy feeling like valve truly loves its users, no matter what OS.

    Hey, at least it’s not a Hideo Kojima style tease where you practically have to solve 20 riddles before you figure out you’ve been fooled into thinking its MGS5 when it’s really some game no one is going to care about.

    Not to sound impatient...

    "But daddy, I want it now!"

    Ugh... I just really hope all my current games are compatible xD

    The Francis picture is so badass.

    Love the one with the sentry says im not flashy but i can get the job done

      Also, you can upgrade a TF2 sentry ;)

    I love a developer with a sense of humour :D

    While not a fan of Mac's myself (overpriced status symbols), more people playing valve games is never a bad thing ^^


      Overpriced status symbols... if I had to come up with three words to counter that they'd be "biased, ignorant and misinformed"... basically like everyone else who has never used an Apple computer.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now