How to Play CyberPunk 2077 on Mac?

cyberpunk 2077

We have been waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 for years now. It has undergone a long development phase with a number of delays. It’s finally available on December 10th and you could expect hours of exciting gameplay. Developed by CD Projekt Red, you could expect that Cyberpunk 2077 will match the quality and exciting gameplay of The Witcher 3. If the development team has given us one of the best RPG titles, the same should apply with the Cyberpunk 2077. The game natively runs on Windows PC, but for macOS users, they may encounter some problems. The developer hasn’t released the Mac version of the game and it’s not yet possible to play the game natively. We often associate Macs and MacBooks for productivity and study purposes, so it is understandable why CD Projekt Red prioritizes Windows PC.

Fortunately, there are multiple ways to play Windows games on Macs. These methods should work for various macOS versions, including High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina and Big Sur. Other than Cyberpunk 2077, you could also play other games, including Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, GTV V. Call of Duty: Warzone, Witcher 3 and DOTA 2.  

Windows Parallels

Parallels is a virtualization software to launch Windows operating system on Macs. It means, you can also play Cyberpunk 2077 and other games with Parallels. Support for DirectX 11 is provided by Apple Metal and it means that your Mac and MacBook could run any game at better performance. With Parallels, you could also use the Sidecar features. This means, you can run the original macOS interface on one monitor and Windows OS interface could run on another monitor or an iPad. With Parallels, there’s also better support for Apple Pencil. Opening Parallels and launching any native Windows game is easy. There’s even support for multiplayer, depending on the game. For pro gamers, it should be convenient to play Cyberpunk 2077 and other games with Parallels.

GeForce Now

Game streaming services like Google Stadia and GeForce Now make it easy to play any game on different platforms, including Mac and MacBook. You only need to subscribe to the service and purchase the game through GeForce Now. After purchasing Cyberpunk 2077 or other triple-A game, it will be added to the game library. Be aware that the Cyberpunk 2077 could require up to 100GB of storage space, which is quite significant for many computer users. Also, it may take overnight to download the game, so you can’t play the game immediately. You need at least 10Mbps of stable Internet connection to stream the game at 720p resolution. If you want to play the game at 1080p or higher resolution, it is important to prepare a better connection. When using GeForce Now, it’s just like you are renting a powerful gaming PC remotely. Other than high speed and stability, you also need to have very low latency, so the game will feel responsive, just like playing locally. GeForce Now is now available on select countries, but hopefully, the service will be expanded to other areas.