The world’s biggest digital PC game shop Steam will quit working with particular variations of macOS from January 1, 2019. Valve announced that it will stop supporting macOS Lion (10.7 ), Mountain Lion (10.8 ), Mavericks (10.9 ), and Yosemite (10.10) from January 1. The reason for this is due to Steam’s reliance on an embedded variation of Google Chrome that no longer works with older versions of macOS. What’s more is, future versions of Steam require macOS feature and security updates just found in macOS El Capitan (10.11) and beyond.
” For the rest of 2018 Steam will continue to run and to introduce games on these versions, but other performance in Steam will be somewhat restricted,” a post from Valve reads. “For example, brand-new functions such as the brand-new Steam Chat will not be offered. We encourage all users on these operating systems to upgrade to more recent variations of macOS in order to have continuous access to the current functions of Steam, and to guarantee future access to all video games and other Steam material.”
It isn’t simply older versions of macOS that are end of life for Steam. Earlier in the year Valve announced that Windows XP and Vista won’t deal with Steam from January 1, 2019. What this indicates is, if you’re still on either OS, your Steam games will not be playable up until you update to a more recent variation of Microsoft’s operating system. The factor for this is the same as to why Steam will not deal with older variations of macOS, Steam works on an embedded version of Google Chrome that does not deal with older versions of Windows either. With upcoming versions of Steam depending on Windows features and security updates that do not support Windows OSes that precede Windows 7, it suggests upgrading is necessary.
Your Steam Games Will Not Work from January 1, 2019 If You Use Windows XP
” Starting on January 1 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista running systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer work on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products acquired through Steam, users will require to upgrade to a more recent version of Windows,” a post from Valve reads.
” The most recent functions in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older variations of Windows. In addition, future variations of Steam will need Windows function and security updates only present in Windows 7 and above.”
For the rest of 2018 Steam video games will deal with Windows XP and Vista though other functions like the new Steam Chat will not work.
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