Gaming is one of the primary reasons why users still prefer using Windows over macOS. Despite being good in multiple aspects macOS is still years behind Windows when it comes to gaming.
The upcoming MacOS Sonoma seems to completely resolve this problem thanks to its ability to run DX12 games with relative ease on the M1 and M2 processors via the Wine emulator included with the Game Porting Toolkit.
Popular AAA titles like Diablo IV, Cyberpunk 2077, Spider-Man, Hogwarts Legacy, and Elden Ring will soon be able to run even on the first-gen M1 processor.
That said, compared to M1 processors, the integrated GPUs on M2 offer far superior performance.
You will be surprised to know that the recently released Diablo IV when tested on an M2 Max processor offered roughly 80 – 90 fps when running the game on 1512 x 982 resolution (half the actual max resolution of 3024 x 1964) with maximum quality settings.
Other mainstream games like Hogwarts Legacy and Spider-Man with Medium settings and limited rendering resolution were able to hit 35-40 fps.
Cyberpunk 2077 was the only game that forced the M1 processor to show its age as the game offered roughly 15 fps with a scaled-down resolution of 1440 x 900 and everything set to ultra.
Feel free to check out the r/macgaming subreddit to keep in the loop of what’s happening with gaming on Mac. In conclusion, the future of gaming on both stationary and portable macOS devices seems promising.