Mac Overwatch isn’t Happening, But Gamers Could Change That

By   /   Feb 22, 2016
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The news that there would be no Mac Overwatch was surprising, as Blizzard do have a history of supporting the format. It appears though that there is still a possibility that it could happen.

Speaking to PCGamesN, game director Jeff Kaplan discussed why a Mac Overwatch would not be coming, and what was holding the game back on that system.

“It was a result of not having all the technological support we needed to make the game viable on Mac systems.” says Kaplan, referring to Apple’s policies with OSX. “We have a real love and dedication for Mac players, they’ve been extremely loyal to us and we love giving them Blizzard games.

“But when dealing with the PC, the Xbox One and the PS4 – all of which are extremely welcoming to the technological needs to run a next-generation shooter – in a lot of ways we felt left behind, that we weren’t given the support we needed to make a great product on the Mac.”

While it is a shame that it is the OSX operating system holding back development of a MAC Overwatch, Kaplan hasn’t ruled out the possibility that this could change.

 “I think Apple’s an amazing company” he continues, saying that those who want Overwatch on Mac need to make that clear to Apple, “and I hope, I really hope Mac players are vocal back to Apple that Mac gaming is extremely important and should be extremely important. I can only guess how important things like iPhone and other products are to a company like that – but I think Mac gaming should have equal importance.”

So there you have it, if you are a Mac game you need to make it known to Apple that changes need to be made. Will they listen and make the technology available to support future gaming on the popular platform? We’ll have to wait and see.

Would you want to see a Mac version of Overwatch in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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