Gaming on mac, what apple brings. A Gamer Perspective.
I just figured out what the real opportunity apple could offer. First, let’s start with AMD. With the release of the AMD 2020 Adrenaline drivers on PC, we also received AMD’s own Custom streaming drivers.
For Reference, There are four big players in Streaming software platforms right now. Xsplit, OBS Base, OBS Stream Elements, And OBS Streamlabs. Each has there own ways of earning money based on the stream tools they provide.
Now we have AMD. They came out of nowhere, and the only selling point is the hardware comes streaming ready with drivers built-in. No random third party entity that hasn’t been around awhile. Meaning AMD is a big company with big money and is only going to put more into this new tool.
What Apple could bring for a “Pro Gamer.”
Lets Define Pro Gamer. I’m talking about a market that does gaming as a carrier. We care about what the viewer can see and if it can be recorded nicely at 1080p for archives.
With the new mention of accelerated modes on “Pro” model hardware starting with the 16″ MacBook Pro, This would Start to be in line with a medium to mid-high range gaming PC as far as performance is concerned.
The only thing we would be missing is True Motion Display 120hz + and Apple-specific streaming drivers that could help gamers stream games and record 1080P video with ease.
If apple can accomplish 120FPS gaming on a custom apple 120hz “true motion” display while streaming and recording. They will sell every streamer, and “Pro Gamer” out there. And I think that’s what the refresh will be this year. Mostly the True Motion Display.
Seamless OSX integration would be amazing. Think of what we could do with our iPhones and other apple integrated devices at this point. And then the future of Apple AR
So this will include all gaming platforms. Im personally starting up a series on Apple Arcade games because I think there’s some attention that needs to be brought to what someone can get for 4.99 a month.
This is just my thoughts on what Apple could bring to a market that needs tools. Before Catalina, I would have said Mac OS was rock solid. But everyone can agree that Mac OS is Lightyears ahead of Windows 10. as far as stability with hardware and other drivers.
With the way Metal drivers work with mac OSX, its only a matter of time before they figure out how to get windows games ported and running correctly on mac os. With the help of AMD, I’m sure they can accomplish this while including tools for streamers on OSX.
If I could record my games and edit in final cut pro all on one computer, I would never repurchase another pc.