Total War Warhammer III has launched on macOS as an M1-only game
Games are being developed for MacOS that only support Apple Silicon
Published: 11th May 2022 | Source: Steam |
Total War Warhammer III has arrived on macOS as a Apple Silicon only game
In 2020 Apple changed the way they made MacBooks, shifting away from Intel x86 processors and onto their own ARM-based Apple Silicon, beefed up versions of their powerful iPhone processors. Now, games are being developed for macOS that only support Apple Silicon.
Feral Interactive has ported Total War Warhammer III to macOS, and this version of Total War Warhammer III is optimised for Apple Silicon. The game will not run on older Intel-powered Macs, and will only run on 2020 (or newer) Macs that feature Apple's M1 processor or better. Total War Warhammer III is one of the first games to ship on macOS that exclusively supports Apple Silicon processors.
Strangely, this means that Total War Warhammer III is unplayable on Apple's premium Mac Pro computers. Apple has not moved their Mac Pro systems over to Apple Silicon, which means that they still use Intel processors. These high-end Macs cannot run Total War Warhammer III, despite the fact that an equally powerful Windows PC could. That said, it is only a matter of time before Apple's Mac Pro systems move to CPUs that are based on Apple Silicon.
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