Valve released a separate app for Steam Link on Apple’s macOS app store, adding a new option for Mac users who want to play on devices that are often classified as poor gaming options.
Steam Link allows users to stream games from a gaming computer to a compatible device on the same local network and play those games using MFI or a Steam controller.
Valve actually offered a full Steam app for macOS, but it takes up 1GB of space and has a reputation for being useless. By contrast, the Steam Link app has a simplified interface that appears to be designed with gaming console peripherals in mind.
Valve also introduced the Steam Link app for iOS and iPadOS, but this is the first time the company has released software through Apple’s macOS app store. (The full version of Steam is offered as a download from the web, not as an app from the App Store.)
The game was broadcast Quite a tumultuous date On Apple’s mobile platforms, but macOS has been more optimistic. The same streaming capabilities offered by Steam Link were already possible through the full Steam app for macOS, GeForce Now has a Mac client, and Mac users have long enjoyed the ability to stream PlayStation games with an abstract app. .
usually, Mac games It has seen its ups and downs over the years and lately things have been going downhill. Apple’s switch from OpenGL to Metal has enabled much better performance for games that its developers are struggling to support, but recently we’ve also seen fewer Mac ports for Triple-A games overall.
Many independent countries still support Macs, and with the introduction of Macs with CPUs and GPUs that share architecture with chips found in iPhones and iPads, Apple has opened the door for iOS and iPadOS games to run locally on new Macs .
Nevertheless, Our test 1 The IOS and iPadOS games on M1-equipped Macs that were released last year showed that things were working or not, with interface issues and other limitations that made the experience poor. As a result, macOS currently feels caught between the vast worlds of PC and iPhone gaming, not entirely bent on becoming the perfect platform for either.
Steam Link allows users to play modern and cutting-edge games on their MacBook Air or similar, as long as their Windows PC is on the same local network.
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