Mostly I just hope after this trial that Epic and Apple can get back to making sure stuff like Unreal works well on the Mac and iOS. It’s been real unsettling how Unreal has not been part of the Apple Silicon campaign, given their market dominance.
Epic used to be one of Apple’s biggest technology cheerleaders. Without them, I haven’t really seen anyone doing much pushing Apple Silicon for games. And low end Apple Silicon is a lot more palatable for performance than low end Intel hardware.
Apple tried to push a narrative today that Metal was something Apple did for Epic, and that Epic should be thankful for. But it doesn’t mention how much legitimacy Epic has given to Metal. Especially on low volume platforms like the Mac.

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