Apple announced a bunch of new games coming to Mac, iPhone, and iPad at WWDC 2024, with Assassin’s Creed Shadows headlining the list.

Apple hosted its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). While much of the focus for the event was on the company's various OS platforms and software features, there was an increased focus on gaming. Here's everything gaming at WWDC 2024.

WWDC 2024 games (Image via Apple)
WWDC 2024 games (Image via Apple)

Assassin's Creed Shadows headlines games list at WWDC 2024

After a couple of major releases in 2023 showed the performance of Apple's devices, WWDC 2024 turned the heat up with 14 major games announced for the Mac. A large number of these will be making their way to iOS, too. So whether you love games like Wuthering Waves or a mind-bending story in Control, there's something for everyone. However, the biggest name has to be Assassin's Creed Shadows.

With Shadows, the series will make its way into medieval Japan, featuring samurai and ninjas. The continued unique direction for Assassin's Creed comes as a breath of fresh air after several years of identical-feeling games. Here's every game announced at WWDC 2024:

  • Assassin's Creed Shadows
  • Dead Island 2
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Wuthering Waves
  • Control - Ultimate Edition
  • Palworld
  • Resident Evil 7 BioHazard
  • Riven
  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
  • Valheim
  • World of Warcraft: The War Within
  • FrostPunk 2
  • Resident Evil 2
  • RoboCop Rogue City

Game Porting Toolkit 2 and Game Mode for iOS

Focusing more on the technology behind gaming, Apple announced Game Mode for iOS at WWDC 2024. The device will minimize background tasks to improve your experience. Game Mode will also feature lower latency for AirPods and game controllers to make your gaming feel snappy.

On the developer side, Game Porting ToolKit 2 will be a major update to the technology allowing all of these Mac ports. Firstly, the kit will feature improved compatibility between Windows and macOS. This will allow for easier porting to Mac with low overhead. Similarly, a new compatibility between iOS and macOS will allow desktop games to be easily ported to iPhones and iPads.

Technology announced at WWDC 2024 (Image via Apple)
Technology announced at WWDC 2024 (Image via Apple)

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