How gaming will change on Apple platforms

Posted on Saturday, Jun 27 2020 @ 12:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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At this year's WWDC 2020, Apple shared details on how gaming will change on its platforms. Some big changes are coming, not in the least as Apple will switch its Mac computers to ARM over the next two years. The center of gravity for gaming on the Mac is moving to mobile and the company will greatly expand input options. Apple's Game Center will also be getting an overhaul.
In a hugely consequential change for the Mac platform, Macs running Apple Silicon will be able to run iOS and iPadOS games. Developers will be able to choose whether their iOS or iPadOS games are listed on the Mac App Store, but if they choose that, the games will run natively, with minimal additional work required.

This is a seismic shift for gaming on the Mac, and it may represent Apple giving up on a strategy that has never really worked that well in the 15 years since Macs moved to Intel CPUs. Mac games have generally been ports of Windows games. Not all games get ported, and those that do often don't perform well.
Full details at ARS Technica.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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