Apple unveiled macOS Sonoma alongside iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10 at WWDC 2023. macOS Sonoma promises to enhance the users’ experience like never before with an array of exciting gaming features like Game Mode, Metal 3, and Game Center and new games.
Apple Silicon delivers exceptional graphics performance, providing users with an incredible gaming experience and macOS Sonoma, Apple will expand Macs’ gaming experience by bringing a slew of games to Apple Silicon Macs later this year.
The upcoming games will take full advantage of Apple Silicon chips, MetalFX Upscaling, and the new Game Mode to deliver amazing performance and quality.
MetalFX is a new graphics technology introduced in Metal 3, allowing developers to render complex scenes in less time per frame with high-performance upscaling and anti-aliasing. MetalFX is supported on all Apple Silicon devices, including the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Ultra.
As part of gaming announcements, Kojima Productions announced that they will be releasing Death Stranding: Director’s Cut for Mac and other iOS devices. This edition of Death Stranding is the definitive version of the game that was originally released for PlayStation 4 back in 2019, but with new missions, more boss fights, updated combat mechanics, and activities like racing and a shooting range. The Director’s Cut also features a number of visual and performance improvements.
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Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, Stray, Fort Solis, and more coming to macOS Sonoma later this year
The new titles include Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, Stray, Fort Solis, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, HUMANKIND, Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion, The Medium, ELEX II, Firmament, SnowRunner, Disney Dreamlight Valley, No Man’s Sky, Dragonheir: Silent Gods, and Layers of Fear.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut will be coming to Mac later this year. It will be available on the Mac App Store and will make full use of Metal 3 features like MetalFX Upscaling, allowing for unbeatable graphical fidelity and amazing performance.
Here are some of the features of Death Stranding: Director’s Cut on Mac:
- MetalFX Upscaling: This new Metal 3 feature uses machine learning to upscale lower-resolution images to near-native resolution, resulting in stunning visuals.
- High Frame Rate: The game will run at a higher frame rate on Mac, providing smoother gameplay and more responsive controls.
- Photo Mode: This mode allows players to take stunning screenshots and videos of their adventures in Death Stranding.
- Cross-over Content: The game will include cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series and CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.
- Social Strand System™: This system allows players to connect with each other and help each other out in the game world.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is a must-have for any fan of action-adventure games. With its stunning visuals, high frame rate, and cross-over content, it’s the definitive way to experience this groundbreaking game.
Stray is coming to Mac this year. It will be available on the Mac App Store and Steam. The Mac version of Stray will require an Apple M1 or M2 processor. It will not work on older Macs with Intel processors.
Stray is a third-person adventure game where players control a cat. The game is set in a cyberpunk city inhabited by robots. Players must solve puzzles and explore the city to find their way home. The game is praised for its visuals, gameplay, and story.
The Mac version of Stray is expected to be released in the summer of 2023. Users can wishlist the game on Steam to be notified when it is available.
Fort Solis will be available for Mac users in Q3 2023. It will be available to purchase and play on Mac sometime between July and September of this year.
Fort Solis is a single-player, third-person thriller set on Mars. Players take on the role of Jack Leary, an engineer who is stationed at a remote mining facility. When an alarm goes off at a neighboring base, Jack is sent to investigate. However, he soon finds himself trapped on Mars with a deadly storm approaching.
The game is currently available for pre-order on Steam, and players who pre-order will receive a 10% discount on the purchase price.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is available on Mac. Users can purchase World of Warcraft: Dragonflight on the Blizzard Shop. Once purchased the expansion, users can download and install it from the Battle.net app.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is the ninth expansion pack for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is a must-have for any fan of World of Warcraft.
The minimum system requirements for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight on Mac are:
- macOS® 10.15, macOS® 12 (latest version)
- 4 Cores, 2.9 GHz processor
- Metal® capable 3 GB GPU
- 8 GB RAM
- 128GB available space
- Broadband internet connection
HUMANKIND is available for Macs, but only on Intel-based Macs. It is not yet available for M1-based Macs. The Mac version of HUMANKIND was released in November 2021. It is available to purchase through Steam.
In Humankind, players lead their civilization across six major eras of human civilization, starting from the nomadic age, directing how the civilization should expand, developing cities, controlling military and other types of units as they interact with other civilizations on the virtual planet, randomly generated at the start of a new game.
Humankind is a unique and ambitious 4X game that offers a fresh take on the genre. It is a must-play for fans of strategy games and history.
Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion
Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion is available for Mac. The Winters’ Expansion is available for purchase on the Mac App Store for $29.99.
Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion is compatible with Apple silicon and MacOS Ventura, players can experience third-person gameplay, Shadows of Rose, and new characters in Mercenaries with Metal FX upscaling for high frame rate and gorgeous visuals.
Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion is a must-have for any fan of the Resident Evil series. With new gameplay modes, a new story, and stunning visuals, this expansion is sure to please fans of the horror genre games.
The Medium is currently not available on Mac. It was released in 2021 for Windows and Xbox Series X/S. However, the developers have announced that it will be available on Mac later this summer.
The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features dual-reality gameplay. Players can explore both the physical and the spirit world simultaneously. The game follows Marianne, a psychic investigating the abandoned Hotel Niwa in search of answers about her past.
If looking for a psychological horror game to play on your Mac, users may want to consider checking out The Medium when it becomes available.
ELEX II is available on Mac. The game is available for purchase on the Mac App Store for $39.99.
In ELEX II, players take control of Jax, a former Alb who is now trying to unite the factions of Magalan against a new threat. The game features a large open world, a variety of weapons and armor, and a deep skill tree. Players can choose to focus on melee combat, ranged combat, or magic.
ELEX II is a solid role-playing game for fans of the Gothic and Risen series, as well as anyone who enjoys open-world games with a deep skill tree and a compelling story.
Firmament is available on Mac. The game is available for purchase on the Mac App Store for $29.99.
In Firmament, players play as a young woman who has been transported to a strange and mysterious world. Players must use their wits and ingenuity to solve puzzles, explore the environment, and uncover the secrets of this place. The game features stunning visuals, a captivating story, and challenging puzzles. It is a must-play for fans of adventure games.
Firmament is a visually stunning game with a captivating story and challenging puzzles.
SnowRunner is now available on the Mac App Store, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.
In SnowRunner, players take control of a variety of off-road vehicles to complete a variety of tasks in a harsh, unforgiving environment. The game features a wide variety of vehicles, from classic American trucks to Russian off-roaders. Players can customize their vehicles with a variety of upgrades, including tires, suspension, and engines.
SnowRunner is a challenging and rewarding game that will test players’ skills and patience. Definitely worth checking out.
Disney Dreamlight Valley
Disney Dreamlight Valley is available on Mac through the Mac App Store for $29.99.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life-sim adventure game where players can explore a world filled with Disney and Pixar characters. They can help restore the valley to its former glory by completing quests, solving puzzles, and crafting items. Players can also customize their character’s appearance and home.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a charming and relaxing game that allows players to explore a magical world, meet new characters, and create their own unique story
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is available for Mac. The No Man’s Sky is available for purchase on both Steam and the Mac App Store for $19.99 USD.
In No Man’s Sky, players take the role of an astronaut who has crash-landed on a procedurally generated planet. Players must explore the planet, collect resources, and build a base in order to survive. Players can also travel to other planets, trade with alien civilizations, and engage in combat. The game has no set goals, and players are free to explore the universe at their own pace.
No Man’s Sky is a game that offers a unique and rewarding experience.
Dragonheir: Silent Gods
Dragonheir: Silent Gods is not currently available for Mac. The game’s developer, SGRA Studio, has said that they are “working on a Mac version of the game” and that they will “announce the release date as soon as it is available.”
In Dragonheir: Silent Gods, players take on the role of a dragon heir, a human who has been blessed with the power of dragons. Players must use their newfound powers to explore the world of Arkendia, a vast and dangerous land filled with monsters, bandits, and other dangers. Along the way, players will meet a cast of memorable characters, solve puzzles, and battle powerful foes.
If looking for a challenging and rewarding role-playing experience, then Dragonheir: Silent Gods is the game.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is available on Mac. Users can purchase it from the Steam Store for $19.99.
In Layers of Fear, the player controls a psychologically disturbed painter who is trying to complete his magnum opus as he navigates a Victorian mansion revealing secrets about his past. The game is played from a first-person perspective and features a nonlinear story that is revealed through exploration and environmental storytelling. The player must use a variety of items to progress through the game, including keys, levers, and switches.
If looking for a well-made and atmospheric horror game, then Layers of Fear is definitely worth checking out.