overwatch coming on mac?

jeanlain

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It seems logical. With Metal on recent Macs, overwatch should run well on macOS. There is always the question of the size of the audience, but that hasn't prevented blizzard from porting their games to the platform, even at a time when its market share was lower than what it is now.
 

jeanlain

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Looking more closely at the file, I don't think it tells much. All blizzard games are listed, and the two ones that have a "_mac" suffix are precisely those that are not ported to macOS. In particular, there is a "destiny_2_mac" entry, and this game is definitely not coming to Mac (it's a Microsoft Studio game.).
 

Irishman

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Looking more closely at the file, I don't think it tells much. All blizzard games are listed, and the two ones that have a "_mac" suffix are precisely those that are not ported to macOS. In particular, there is a "destiny_2_mac" entry, and this game is definitely not coming to Mac (it's a Microsoft Studio game.).

Actually, Activision is publishing D2. Maybe you are confusing Halo with Destiny?
 
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jeanlain

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Destiny 2 is developed by Microsoft (Bungie, subsidiary of Microsoft Studios).
 

Janichsan

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Destiny 2 is developed by Microsoft (Bungie, subsidiary of Microsoft Studios).
You're not up-to-date. Bungie has been independent from Microsoft for ten years now.

However, you are right that it's conspicuous that none of the games that do have Mac version has such an entry. It's more likely that these entries mark some kind of exception in the Blizzard client for the games that are not available for the Mac.
 
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jeanlain

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Ok. Sill, I don't see Bungie developing a game for the Mac. Have they done any since Halo?
 

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Well, Bungie used to make games primarily for mac before now...until they were bought out by microsoft though, so that was 17 years ago.
 

Irishman

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Ok. Sill, I don't see Bungie developing a game for the Mac. Have they done any since Halo?
Since Bungie went independent from Microsoft, I think that actually, Destiny 2 might be the first title that they've developed for PCs at all. Which they didn't have to do at all, financially, because they were, and are, sitting pretty in console money.

To me, the fact that Bungie is making a PC version at all bodes very well for a Mac version. Why? Look at it this way: they didn't need to make a Windows Destiny 2, but they are. By the same thinking, we may yet see a Mac version.

Even if none of the same teams are still there who were there 17 years ago, when Bungie mostly only made Mac games, those who are there aren't blind. They can see the dramatic changes brought by Metal, and the upcoming native support for egpus in High Sierra. They know that there is a very real chance that gaming growth on the Mac stands to take off like a shot.

Just my two cents.
 

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