According to reports in AppleInsider, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently paid a visit to the the headquarters of Valve, the video game firm. Valve has Steam digital distribution platform and a number of popular PC and Mac games.
The purpose of Cook’s visit was not known. However, his presence at Valve’s headquarters in Bellevue, Washington suggests that it may have been of some importance potentially relating to a possible collaboration between the two companies.
Valve had launched Steam for Mac launched in May 2010 with over 60 titles. Now, Valve offers over a dozen of its own games for Mac through the store.
Earlier this year, Valve released a Steam companion app for iOS. This app allowed users to browse the Steam marketplace and even purchase games for later download and play on a PC or Mac.
Nobody knows what Apple and Valve might come up with in terms of an expanded collaboration if one is in the works, including whether it would extend in some form to iOS or remain limited to gaming on the Mac platform.
Valve has been rumored to be working on its own hardware offerings related to Steam services. It has just posted job openings related to hardware engineering for such projects.
Sources: Mac Rumors