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Valve Dropping Steam Support on Old macOS Versions

Steam’s road on some Macs is almost over. After announcing plans to end support for Steam on Windows 7 and 8, Valve announced today that it will end support for Macs running macOS 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra. The company announced it in 2018. short blog post on its support site.

Older versions of Windows will retire in January 2024, while older versions of macOS will launch in September 2023. After September 1, 2023, the Steam client will no longer run and will need to be updated. To play games that run through Steam on Mac, upgrade to macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Valve is ending support for macOS El Capitan and Sierra for the same reason it is ending support for Windows 7 and 8. This is because Steam’s “core functionality” uses an embedded version of Chrome that does not work on these older operating systems.

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