Earlier this week, Apple announced the Scary Fast event, which will take place on the night of October 30th to 31st. According to the resource MacRumorsOne of the main topics of this event could be related to gaming on Mac.
To confirm this, here is a list of what Apple has done in the gaming space recently. First of all, it should be noted that Apple’s proprietary processors have a similar architecture. Like the A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro, future M3 processors for Macs will likely support hardware ray tracing technology for improved graphics rendering quality. Apple M3 chips are expected to be manufactured using Taiwanese company TSMC’s 3nm process technology. They offer higher performance and higher energy efficiency compared to M2 processors. Using a more powerful chip will pave the way for running more AAA games on Mac computers.
In a recent interview with gaming publication IGN, Apple Vice President Tim Millet hinted at the release of new AAA games on the Mac. When asked if the games announced for the iPhone 15 Pro will be compatible with Mac computers, he replied: “Developers will work with us to achieve this”. The announced games include a remake of Resident Evil 4, a director’s cut of Death Stranding and Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
In addition, Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom recently announced that Resident Evil Village will be available starting October 30, on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPad with M1 chip and above. on the same day as the Apple event. It’s entirely possible that this is just a coincidence, but it’s also possible that some Mac gaming-related news will be revealed at the Apple event. It is also possible that Apple will announce a partnership with Capcom, but this information has not been confirmed by official sources.
As for Apple’s other efforts to develop the gaming direction on the Mac, the appearance of a Gaming Mode in macOS Sonoma is worth noting. Enabling this mode ensures smoother gameplay and stable frame rates and reduces latency when using wireless AirPods and game controllers. Additionally, at WWDC this June, Apple introduced a number of new developer tools that make it easier to bring Windows games to the Mac.