EVE Online is available on Mac today, launching with native capacity and optimized for the Apple M1 chip. It's the latest move by CCP to update and make the game more inviting to a wider audience.
CCP has been on a roll lately with changes and launches that should keep the game in a good position for its future. EVE Online has released on the Epic Games Store, completely overhauled the game’s new player experience, and the dev team has been at work modernizing the game’s tech. Retiring Project Sanguine in favor of its new networking foundation, Quasar. Now the game launching on Mac, powered by Apple's Metal framework, with graphical improvements and speed, gives an opportunity to expand the community even more.
"We’ve worked diligently to improve the game and have collaborated closely with our community to ensure we’re providing the best possible experience to an even wider audience,” said Creative Director Bergur Finnbogason in a release. Given CCP's development team relies upon the community extensively to make New Eden a player-driven space, that there was community input in bringing the Mac version to life is not a surprise.
And that wider audience can get access right now, since the game is available to download for Mac today. To mark the release, there is also a special daily login reward campaign open to all levels of pilots, and the loot to claim includes new boosters (introducing Quafe Zero Green Apple!) , SKINs, and more. This celebratory reward event will run through October 19th.
To get started on Mac, or to find out more, check the official announcement on the EVe Online site.