Normally when developers make games, they make them for the PC first, and then they might consider an OS X version in the future. Sometimes the OS X version can arrive years after the PC release, not just months. Developers like Blizzard usually do a good job of releasing games for both PC and OS X at the same time however.
Sadly though, that not the case for the company’s upcoming shooter Overwatch. It looks like it will be skipping OS X completely. According to a report from Polygon, Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed that the game will not be available for Mac gamers. Sorry Mac users. Kapan says, “Currently with the technology behind Macs and the way Overwatch runs it’s just too challenging for us at this point to support it. Our focus right now is entirely on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”
So there you have it. We don’t know exactly what it is about Mac computers and OS X that renders the game unplayable, but apparently it is a big problem. It could be a software issue or a hardware issue.
It’s hard to say since we don’t know what kind of specs Overwatch will require. It seems like it must be very demanding. So it looks like for now Mac gamers probably shouldn’t get their hopes up. Maybe one day in the future it will get OS X support.
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