Apple Announces Resident Evil Village and No Man's Sky for M2 Devices

With the release of the M2 chip, Apple will be able to support games like Resident Evil Village on its devices.

Published: June 6, 2022 4:56 PM /


Apple Gaming PC

When it comes to computers, Macs aren't often associated with frequent gaming, but Apple is doing their best to change that. Recently, Apple has announced the release of the new M2 chip which will be installed in all Mac and iPads. Though the chip will significantly boost the overall performance and processing power of these devices, it will completely change the game for how they run games. Some of the most popular titles are very demanding in terms of graphics and storage space which the M2 chips are built to address. This will allow them to support titles like Resident Evil Village and No Man's Sky.

Apple Gaming And M2 Devices

The M2 launches.

Gaming is a very demanding process that the average computer will not be able to sustain for long. Both Resident Evil Village, the latest entry in the survival-horror series, and No Man's Sky, a procedurally-universe experience, require a tremendous amount of processing power. This is where the M2 chips come in with a range of powerful specs: 24GB of unified memory, 1000 GB/s of memory bandwidth, and 8 cores for performance and efficiency. It also has a neural engine that is 40 percent faster than the previous model which significantly speeds up AI tasks, an important element in gaming.

It's not just players who will benefit from using M2 devices, but game developers as well. The chips bring the software Metal 3, which is designed specifically with gaming in mind. It includes Metal FX Upscaling for faster rendering of simple and complex scenes to which it can also apply resolution scaling and temporal anti-aliasing. It also provides Fast Resource Loading API to make the transition from GPU to storage much more direct so as to easily provide games with higher-quality texture to improve the gaming experience. This approach is somewhat similar in concept to Microsoft's DirectStorage that Xbox Series X|S consoles and some Windows devices are able to leverage.

Both Resident Evil Village and No Man's Sky are expected to release on Apple later this year once the M2 chips have been installed. The first device to be equipped with them will be the redesigned MacBook Air which has been altered to better support gaming such as having a wider screen. However, Apple gamers should start saving now as these devices will come at a great price, with the new Macbook starting at around $1,199.00.

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