Steam will cease support for macOS 10.10 and earlier versions next year

Dec

18

2018

Valve has announced that the game platform Steam will no longer support macOS version 10.10 and earlier versions. The company reports that the support will expire next year from 1 January.

Not only macOS version 10.10, or Yosemite, will no longer be supported on Stream; the same applies to versions 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9. Valve reports that the Steam client will no longer work on these versions of macOS from January 1st. The company encourages users to use more recent versions of the operating system if they want to continue using Steam and games purchased through the platform.

As an explanation for stopping the support, Valve reports that the latest features of Steam depend on a built-in version of Google Chrome and that no longer works on the mentioned macOS versions. Future versions of Steam also require the security updates of macOS 10.11 or later to run.

For the remainder of this month, it will still be possible to run games from Steam if a system running on macOS 10.10 or an earlier version is used, but other functionalities will be somewhat more limited than normal. For example, the new chat functionality released in July no longer works.

Apple released macOS 10.10 in October 2014 and this version was replaced in September 2015 by version 10.11 , or El Capitan. Valve therefore only supports macOS versions of three years old or younger.

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