Apple is gearing up for an online event next week, and industry speculation suggests it will place a spotlight on high-end gaming for Mac enthusiasts. Reports indicate that the forthcoming event will be distinguished by the introduction of the cutting-edge M3 chips, promising to provide support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing. This technological leap is expected to open doors for a broader array of AAA games on the Mac platform, as these chips are projected to be fabricated using the TSMC 3nm process, ensuring both swifter performance and heightened efficiency.
Apple's October 30th event to spotlight high-end gaming
What adds a fascinating twist to this event is its unusual timing, scheduled at 5 PM Pacific Time, a window that interestingly aligns with Japanese business hours. Sources hint at a strategic connection with a prominent Japanese developer. Speculations run rampant, with CAPCOM and Sony being the leading candidates. CAPCOM, set to release Resident Evil Village on select iPhone 15 Pro and iPad models, powered by the M1 chip and newer, on the same day, and Sony's launch of cloud streaming for PlayStation 5 games, both on the event date, make them strong contenders.
Nevertheless, it's crucial to maintain a degree of cautious optimism regarding these revelations. The unveiling of Apple's high-end gaming strategy is just around the corner, and it won't be long before we witness the extent of these anticipated changes in the gaming landscape.