WWDC 2022: Resident Evil Village coming to Mac later in the year
Apple and Capcom announced that Resident Evil Village would be coming to Mac at WWDC 2022. Masaru Ijuin is the Director of Capcom’s Advanced Technical Research Division. He spoke at WWDC about the Mac version. Ijuin claims that the game runs at 1080p on a MacBook Air M2 while the 4K version can be run on a Mac Studio.
This is a significant development as Mac computers have had compatibility problems with many games for years. To run Steam games on Macs, Mac owners often have to use dual-booting Windows. Resident Evil Village can be technically played on Macs using Google Stadia.
The Mac equipped with an Apple Silicon Chip is an outstanding platform for games, thanks to its amazing performance. Masaru Ijuin says that our game is Apple Silicon-ready, thanks to our support for the Metal 3.
This announcement is part of a greater focus on gaming at this year’s WWDC. Apple revealed new details about Metal, the software that is used in Apple’s products. Metal 3 will be available at the end of the year. It will also support MetalFX Upscaling which allows images to shrink and be less greedy before being scaled. This is similar to NVIDIA’s DLSS. The games will run faster and have a better rendering.
Hello Games‘ No Man’s Sky is one of the first to be able to support MetalFX Upscaling on Mac later in the year. The frame rate will increase for a responsive experience and faster loading. Metal 3’s Fast Resources Loading API is responsible for this last point. The GPU is able to access high-resolution textures quicker by having a direct path between the storage system and the unified memory system. This allows for more immersive visuals and faster loading.
Finally, a focus on gaming
Developers can also tailor the performance and quality of their titles across all product lines, including iPhone, iPad, and M1. Ultra.
Village for Mac is the latest development in the long line of updates and improvements to the critically-acclaimed horror game. Sony revealed last week that Resident Evil Village will also be compatible with PlayStation VR2 in its PlayStation 5 version. S, and Google Stadia.