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Will the Mac soon really be suitable for gaming?

Apple unveiled another load of new features and products at this year’s WWDC keynote. One of the new features is a Game Mode for the upcoming macOS 14 Sonoma. Will this make the Mac suitable for gaming?

The Cupertino-based tech company has announced a new toolset, making it easier for developers to make their games Mac-capable. Among others, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, World of Warcraft: Dragonfly and the dystopian cat game Stray will be released for macOS.

Is gaming on Mac a thing now?

Game Mode boosts processor and graphics card performance while playing games. In addition, the mode reduces latency for connected PlayStation and Xbox controllers on your Mac. AirPods also get lower latency, which also means the audio does not lag.

The beauty of Game Mode is that it works with literally any game. So even titles already released or yet to be released are not left behind. Playing games in the future will surely be a whole lot smoother on a Mac. On the other hand, it’s not as if Apple’s PCs and laptops are now totally unsuitable for gaming.

Supply of games gets bigger and bigger

Especially Macs that have traded Intel for the Apple Silicon, such as the 2022 MacBook Air with M2 doc, can hold their own when it comes to gaming. However, the range of games available is still fairly limited. Fortunately, that seems to be changing with Apple’s recent announcement.

Apple seems (thankfully) to be increasingly committed to gaming, and game developers also seem eager to release their games on the platform. For example, Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind Death Stranding, has announced that his studio Kojima Productions plans to bring future titles to Mac. The big question is who else will follow.

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