On Monday, June 6, 2022, Apple unveiled the new macOS Ventura. They also talked about their new Apple Silicon chipset, the M2. However, Apple usually did not cover gaming as an essential aspect in most other Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences. This time, they covered gaming explicitly, talking about how the M2 chipset combines with the software upgrades of the macOS Ventura to provide a quality gaming experience. While MacBooks have never been meant for gaming and have lagged behind Windows PCs and laptops in this aspect, Apple seems to be catching up. This is great news for MacBook enthusiasts, as the M2 chipset will provide tough competition to plenty of GPU and CPU manufacturers. Keeping this in mind, we will look at the best MacBook games you should be playing on the M2-powered MacBooks.
Let’s dive into the list!
No Man’s Sky
This game is a no-brainer on this list, mainly due to the fact that it was mentioned at the Apple WWDC 2022. Since the M2 chipset comes with Metal 3’s MetalFX Upscaling technology, No Man’s Sky will be the first game to take full advantage of the M2’s capabilities. If you haven’t played No Man’s Sky yet, you should. While the game was panned unanimously upon release, the developers have fixed the issues and added plenty of content to the game. It’s now one of the best space simulation games you can find online. Moreover, since the game will use MetalFX Upscaling, No Man’s Sky will look absolutely amazing on the MacBooks powered by the M2 chipset!
Resident Evil Village
The Apple WWDC 2022 showcase also included an exclusive look at Resident Evil Village running on the M2 chipset. We know that Resident Evil Village is one of the more demanding games out there and can often put some of the most powerful gaming rigs on their knees at 8K resolutions. However, the M2 chipset was able to breeze through the gameplay showcase. So, we can only assume how robust the M2’s architecture is, especially when it can play games like this. The game is a proper return to the Resident Evil roots, providing excellent gameplay, gorgeous visuals, and an intriguing yet horrifying story. It’s bound to release for the new macOS Ventura and M2 MacBooks later this year, so keep your eyes peeled for more information!
GRID Legends is the newest entry to the GRID series. This brand of racing simulation has been at the top of the racing games charts for quite a while now. If you’ve played GRID Autosport and liked the gameplay, you’re going to love GRID Legends. It features over 130 tracks to race on, with an assortment of vehicles such as touring cars, drift cars, and electric vehicles. The game is also known for its stunning visuals, rendered in the highest quality through powerful gaming PCs. With the advancements made in the M2 chipset, we’re pretty sure that your new MacBooks will be able to handle this game!
So, are you excited about these amazing games that are coming for your new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro? While the list of upcoming Mac games is quite small at the moment, we’re pretty sure that the list is bound to expand. This is bearing in mind the fantastic advancements that Apple has brought with their new M2 chip. Keep an eye out on this list as we’ll continue to update it with the best MacBook games for your M2-powered computer!
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