Between a new mixed reality headset, autocorrec changes, and more sleek hardware for its legions of fans, Apple‘s WWDC 2023 has not been short on pleasant surprises and exciting news. However, one of the guests that made an appearance was certainly out of left field, with famed game creator Hideo Kojima appearing at the keynote, alongside the confirmation that Death Stranding: Director’s Cut will be headed to Mac later in the year.
“It has been a dream of mine to see my team’s best work come to life on the Mac,” Kojima said. “Now we are entering a new era for gaming on the Mac. I hope game creators everywhere will take advantage of this power to develop exciting and revolutionary new experiences.”
Kojima, who also shared that he was a “die-hard Apple fan” since he got his first Mac in 1994, explained that bringing Death Stranding to Mac is only the first step. Kojima Productions will have more things lined up on Apple platforms moving forward.
Of course, this is great news for anyone who is using a Mac and is hoping to get more premier gaming experiences. The only other project on the horizon from Kojima Productions is the upcoming sequel, Death Stranding 2, with only the PlayStation 5 as the only place to play; perhaps that will change in the future, with Mac along for the ride.
Apple is certainly paving the way for gaming on MacOS, with the Game Mode feature designed to give games the highest priority on both GPU and CPU, while the Game Porting Toolkit for Metal will allow developers an easier time to bring games over to the OS.