Games on Mac App Store but not Steam

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by thefireboy, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. thefireboy macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Right okay, just went on the Mac App Store to see what games they have and to my frustration, Rome Total War, GTA 3 and KotOR all appear to be available to play on my Mac… If I re buy them from the App Store, which I really don’t want to do! Anyone know why they aren’t on Steam and whether BF3 or Skyrim will be on Mac.
  2. StopSign24 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    It's all up to the developer.

    Usually what happens is a third party company ports a game (eg. Aspyr ported KOTOR), and they want to sell it themselves so they can make money.

    The way that Steam is currently setup, if you buy KOTOR, Bioware gets the money. If they sell the game under Steamplay, then Aspyr wouldn't get any money, which Aspyr doesn't want to do. So instead of selling it on Steam for no money, they sell it on the App Store.
  3. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502a

    Madd the Sane

    Nov 8, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    This thread on Steam details it in more detail.
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Neither Battlefield 3 nor Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are coming to the Mac platform. The PC version of the former will not be available on Steam like some of EA's previous games.

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