Apple makes some excellent home computers that offer user friendly experiences and high performances for a variety of normal and professional uses…except for playing games. Despite controlling an ever growing share of the computer market, anyone wanting to play video games on their Mac usually gets poo in their eye. Many games still release without support for Mac operating systems and some never gain support later.
But not today. Soon, Mac users will get an official welcome back into the loving arms of League of Legends. Steve Mieczkowski, an associate producer for Riot, has announced through their forums that an official game client will soon hit the internet.
In fact, you can download the free open public beta environment client right now.
From Riot’s post:
‘To make this happen, we’ve been hard at work: Riot engineers re-wrote a lot of the underlying game engine so that both PC and Mac platforms share the same code base and assets. This means Mac players will receive all future features, bug fixes, and new content at the same time as PC users.
While we aren’t quite ready for a full open beta launch, we wanted to share the Mac client with PBE players to help us find bugs and give feedback.’
Steve Mieczkowski then goes on to thank a certain group of engineers that helped get Mac players into the game via unofficial clients. The group, Boompje.net, has been dedicated to their cause since Riot shut down their Mac client ‘indefinitely’ back in September 2011 and released iLoL to give fans a way to get around their OS woes.
No word on when the official client will be released, but you can still download iLoL and play in the meantime. And if you’ve never taken the reigns of a champion before and been waiting for a chance to jump into League of Legends, a new influx of players seems like the perfect opportunity.