Apple celebrated its Scary Fast event on October 30th, where it showcased the new Mac product lines and introduced the powerful M3 chip family. These chips came with significant improvements, such as a completely redesigned GPU focused on gaming. However, what good is this power if the game selection for macOS remains so limited?
We can’t deny that Cupertino is taking the world of gaming seriously. They have demonstrated this with announcements like the arrival of Death Stranding on Mac and titles from the Resident Evil series, just to name a few. However, there still exists an abysmal lack of variety in their game catalog. With the launch of the M3 chips and the efforts being made to port Windows titles to Mac, Apple now has the opportunity to make a significant impact and assert its presence in the gaming industry.
Graphics more powerful than ever on a Mac
The new GPU architecture integrated into the M3 family will be key for us to see heavyweight titles on Mac. It boasts three very important additions: hardware-accelerated ray tracing, mesh shaders, and dynamic caching for storage.
Additionally, Apple also has a very interesting tool, the Game Porting Toolkit. Introduced at this year’s WWDC, it is used to create a Windows emulation environment within Mac. According to Apple’s own claims, this tool would allow developers to see how their game would function within the macOS environment in a matter of minutes.
Will we see more games on Mac?
However, all these efforts and advancements could go to waste if we still don’t have the most important thing: video games. It’s no secret that the macOS environment has always been severely neglected by developers. Just look at the major releases in the industry; there are hardly any versions specifically made for Mac.
Until we see significant game releases on Mac without having to wait for months or years, we won’t experience real change. For Mac to be considered a platform to be reckoned with, the arrival of major titles must become a regular occurrence, as it does with Windows and PC. After all, all we need is to have more video games on Mac.
Source: Digital Trends.