Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday spotlighted video games with new game modes and special guests.
Making a surprise appearance at Monday’s event was famed developer Hideo Kojima. He has expressed his appreciation for Mac computers and revealed that his game, Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, will be released for Mac later this year. Kojima also said that his studio is working on future titles that will come to Apple’s platform.
Game Mode is a feature present in MacOS 14 Sonoma, the company’s latest operating system for desktops and MacBooks. The new mode prioritizes CPU and GPU cycles while gaming to provide a smoother experience and more consistent frame rates. Additionally, by doubling the Bluetooth sampling rate, controller and speaker latencies are lowered, reducing input and audio lag. There will also be a new toolkit for developers to easily port their games to the Mac.
WWDC is Apple’s annual event to showcase new software including iOS, iPadOS and WatchOS. The company also introduced its first mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro.