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It's not just windows the M1 hit intel between the eye's, and rosetta 2 on M1 runs 60% of windows software as fast or faster than windows.
 
Well indeed, but like Frontier, some like to pretend it's a technical reason. Of course Frontier have released a macOS version of Planet Coaster recently, so mixed messages.

Frontier didn't do the port for Planet Coaster, they outsourced it to Asphyr. Maybe they can do the same for Elite Dangerous?
 
Frontier didn't do the port for Planet Coaster, they outsourced it to Asphyr. Maybe they can do the same for Elite Dangerous?

Planet coaster is a single player game, it doesn't matter if Frontier makes an update then asphyr takes a month or two to port it.

The same can't be said for ED. Both versions would have to maintain parity which means either delaying the pc/console updated to give the outsourced company time to port and work with the same server. Or maintain a completely different server for MacOS only with a very limited player base that may not be able to play soon anyway (without yet another port and/or server) when apple switches its mainstream computers over to Arm based processors.
 
Both versions would have to maintain parity which means either delaying the pc/console updated to give the outsourced company time to port and work with the same server.
Or just treat the MacOS version like consoles, ie: officially support the platform, but delay it until whenever after the windows version.

  • release windows version
  • bug fixes
  • give code to outsourcing company
  • ...
  • release console version(s)
  • release MacOS version

Athough at this point if they are going to split platform releases (and ignore cross-play) of their shared live-service game, having a Windows server and "everyone else" server would mean console/Mac players wouldnt have to watch naming rights get scooped up before they even get a chance to play.
 
Hi - I'm actually getting a gaming PC soon and will be able to play ED again. How can I find my auth/registration code to install and play the game on Windows?
 
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