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No Man’s Sky and Stray come to improve Mac gaming


'No Man's Sky
Stray is an award-winning game coming soon to Mac.
Photo: Hello Games

There’s good news for Mac gamers: a pair of top-quality games are headed for Apple desktops and laptops. No Man’s Sky is out now while Stray is coming soon.

However, both won’t be available for Intel-based Macs.

More Mac games, hurrah!

When the game industry was first developing, Steve Jobs didn’t do enough to keep developers interested in macOS. Decades later, most top titles are released for consoles and PC but not Mac.

But some of the best games do come to Apple computers. It takes a while, though.

No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky challenges players to explore and survive in an infinity large procedurally generated galaxy. Every planet can be explored and all are teeming with life. But watch out, it’s a dangerous universe.

A Mac version of the game launched Thursday on Steam. It’s $59.99, but is free to everyone who already bought the versions for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

It’s also headed for the Mac App store.

“No Man’s Sky has been built from the ground up with a new rendering pipeline to take full advantage of Metal and Apple silicon,” says Hello Games in a statement. “In addition to the Apple silicon Mac lineup, it also runs on select Intel-based Macs.”


Take a cat on a cyberpunk adventure in Stray. “Players take the role of a stray cat who must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly,” says Annapurna Interactive, the publisher.

The upcoming Mac was written for Apple silicon and uses MetalFX Upscaling to accelerate graphics performance. It does not support Intel-based Macs.

The game, developed by BlueTwelve Studio, won a wide array of awards when it launched on other platforms.

No exact release date for Stray has not been announced.



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