Overwatch Not Coming to the Mac Due to Apple’s ‘Technology Decisions’, Says Lead Engineer Tim Ford

Overwatch Not Coming to the Mac Due to Apple’s ‘Technology Decisions’, Says Lead Engineer Tim Ford

Overwatch is the first recreation from Blizzard to hit consoles the similar time it was accessible on Windows PC. It’s additionally the solely recreation from the firm that is not on the Mac. And plainly Overwatch will not be approaching Apple’s line of computer systems in any respect.

“We don’t have any plans of creating for giving this recreation on the Mac. There are a number of know-how choices that Apple has made that has made it somewhat tough for us to launch Overwatch in the means we would like it to be consumed, and that’s the reason we haven’t pursued it,” stated Tim Ford, Lead Engineer on Overwatch at Blizzard to Gadgets 360 on the sidelines of BlizzCon 2017.


Unfortunately, Ford refused to elaborate on his feedback when pressed. His remarks are attention-grabbing, particularly when you think about Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan had reportedly stated earlier that the firm was “open-minded” about bringing the recreation to the Mac.

“I cannot say that it is particular…that we’ll by no means be on Mac. We are open minded to it, we simply want the priorities of our improvement course of to line up with the capabilities of the platform to ensure that it to grow to be a actuality,” Kaplan stated in response to a person question again in May 2017.

Nonetheless, we have requested Apple for remark and can replace this story if we hear from the firm.

This wasn’t the solely piece of stories concerning Overwatch out of BlizzCon 2017. The recreation is getting a brand new hero in Moira in addition to a brand new map referred to as BlizzWorld. We additionally spoke to Ford at size about the technical aspect of bringing Overwatch to life.

Disclosure: Blizzard sponsored the correspondent’s flights and resort for BlizzCon 2017.

Adapted From: Gadgets360

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