What Was Apple CEO Tim Cook Doing At Valve HQ Today?

What Was Apple CEO Tim Cook Doing At Valve HQ Today?

Portal on the iPad?

Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly spotted at the headquarters of PC gaming platform Valve this morning. The Washington-based company boasts the most robust and established desktop gaming network in existence. Think of Valve as the iTunes of PC gaming. Is a Valve/Apple partnership in the works?

Valve started bringing game titles to the Mac back in 2010, and according to AppleInsider, “John Cook, the director of Steam development at Valve, stated that Apple had “been a great partner so far and we look forward to growing our relationship with them over time.”

Steam is Valve’s app for playing games on a PC or Mac. There’s also an iOS companion app for purchasing titles and managing your Steam account. When you buy a Steam game, it’s available for you to play on all of your registered computers, kind of like purchasing content through iTunes or the App Store.

iOS has become the most popular gaming platform for mobile, and the App Store’s biggest category by far is gaming. Tim Cook doesn’t just visit other companies to chat, so there’s obviously something going on between the king of mobile gaming and the king of PC gaming.

  • Benjamen Scott

    “Valve started bringing game titles to the Mac back in 2012″? Is that a typo?

  • alexheath

    “Valve started bringing game titles to the Mac back in 2012″? Is that a typo?

    Yes it was. Fixed. Thanks!

  • alexheath

    “Valve started bringing game titles to the Mac back in 2012″? Is that a typo?

    Yes it was. Fixed. Thanks!

  • p8blr

    Perhaps more compatible mac games are to surface on steam in the near future? I’d love to be able to play all of my games on my mac, and not just my valve ones.

  • Takeo Apitzsch

    Apple is gonna buy Valve.

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