The Resident Evil 4 Remake confirmed to have a Mac version
Apple’s recent unveiling of the iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max stirred excitement, not due to the incorporation of a titanium alloy frame or USB-C port, but the impending introduction of AAA gaming masterpieces like “Resident Evil 4 Remake”, “Death Stranding”, and “Assassin’s Creed Phantom ” to the iPhone 15 Pro. This favorable tide suggests a promising horizon for Mac computers, as they too may soon revel in a wider repertoire of grandiose gaming titles.
Given Apple’s adoption of the same ARM architecture chip across the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, coupled with an increasingly unified operating system kernel, games operational on the iPhone should, in theory, also run seamlessly on both the iPad and Mac. This isn’t mere conjecture amongst gaming enthusiasts; substantiating this, Capcom recently affirmed that “Resident Evil 4 Remake” will, by year’s end, grace both the iPad and Mac platforms. An enticing feature is the ability to utilize cross-platform save continuity. However, the Mac version necessitates the M1 or M2 series chip, leaving Intel versions unsupported.
From Apple’s demo reels, the opuses slated for the iPhone 15 Pro appear to be full ports, mirroring their PC and console counterparts, rather than diluted mobile iterations. This achievement stems from the formidable CPU and GPU prowess of Apple’s latest A17 Pro chip, even boasting hardware ray-tracing acceleration. Given the iPhone’s vast install base, game developers are inclined to release their magnum opuses on it, indirectly shedding a favorable light on Macs, which can then leverage superior hardware capabilities for an enhanced gaming experience.
This past June, Apple unveiled compatibility tools for the Mac, urging developers to port games from other platforms onto their devices. Therefore, it’s not far-fetched to anticipate an influx of gaming masterpieces for both the Mac and iPhone. This year’s most coveted title, with aspirations of clinching the Game of the Year accolade – “Baldur’s Gate 3” – recently announced its full game release on Mac slated for September 21st. Hence, the prospect of indulging in high-octane gaming on a Mac no longer remains a quixotic fantasy.