Apple’s “Scary Fast” event is just around the corner, and we already know the focus will be on the Mac. But there’s now been a claim that Apple will dedicate the majority of the show to Mac gaming, which could be good news for anyone who enjoys playing games on Apple’s computers.
This is the claim made by MacRumors, and the news outlet puts forward several evidences to support its views. In the end, it makes a lot of sense – but there’s still no definitive proof.
One of the hints reported by MacRumors is the A17 Pro chip inside the iPhone 15 Pro. The chip comes with hardware-accelerated ray tracing, and Apple made a point of emphasizing its gaming chops during the company’s September event. That chip is built with the same 3-nanometer technology we’re likely to see in the M3 chips, which are rumored to debut at Apple’s “Scary Fast” event, which suggests hardware ray tracing — and games that use it — may be coming to Mac soon. ,
Additionally, Apple’s vice president of platform architecture Tim Millett has already gone on record to say that the company is working with developers to bring flagship AAA games to the Mac. With the launch of Game Mode and the Game Porting Toolkit in macOS Sonoma, Monday’s event might be the perfect time to showcase new games running on the new Mac.
Any event worth enjoying?
MacRumors claims that there are more clues available when you look outside the four walls of Apple. For one thing, game developer Capcom recently revealed that Resident Evil Village will be available on iPhone and iPad on October 30 – the same day as the Apple event. This could be a coincidence, or it could foreshadow some kind of Mac gaming tie-in to the show.
Similarly, Sony is also planning to launch a cloud streaming service for PlayStation 5 games on October 30, potentially pointing towards a coordinated reveal with the Apple event. That said, the shared date may just be a temporary thing.
Finally, MacRumors claims that a source has told its reporters that Apple has scheduled its “Scary Fast” event for 5 pm PT because it will “occur during business hours in Japan.” This is important because the show will apparently involve “a major tie-up with a Japanese game developer” – which could mean Capcom or Sony (but it’s more likely to be the former as Sony usually focuses on gaming hardware rather than software. concentrates).
At the end of the day, most of this information is fairly speculative, and there’s no confirmed evidence that Apple’s event will be focused on Mac gaming. But as MacRumors explains, there are plenty of indications that this could happen. If the outlet is right, this could be a joyous event for Mac gamers.