But buried in the keynote was a macOS feature that Apple should
have called out with more fanfare: DirectX 12 support for macOS.
As PC gamers already know, this software support means the
floodgates are open for some real games — not that casual
Apple Arcade stuff — on Mac. Maybe, just maybe, this is
the beginning of the end to the old joke that Macs can’t play AAA
DirectX 12 support within the Game Porting Toolkit skips right
over all of these translations. With zero need to modify any game
code, games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Diablo IV,
Cyberpunk 2077, and Hogwart’s Legacy can now
run on Apple silicon Macs almost as if they’re native. Naturally
(and quicker than anyone expected), enthusiasts and game
developers started to try out the new toolkit. YouTube
videos, Reddit posts, and Mac gaming wikis have
been busy showing off some truly remarkable results on machines
that just days earlier, were utterly unable to play AAA titles.