Aspyr has finally released Mafia 3’s Mac version.
The game is available today, May 11, 2017. And it supports Apple’s Metal API, making this Aspyr’s Metal title.
This information comes straight from Aspyr, who agreed to let Mac Gamer HQ share this information exclusively. You can download Mafia 3 from the Mac App Store:
It’s 1968 and after years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.
Now back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through those responsible.
This open-world game aims to give a lot of freedom. It lets you explore the city, but also gives you different ways to complete quests. You will have the choice between going in guns blazing or use stealth to go unnoticed by your enemies.
Mafia 3 offers a third-person perspective and a cover system to make both approaches fun to play. Besides gunplay, the game also features melee combat, a system that lets you interrogate enemies, and more. This will be a fine addition to the best open-world games available on Mac.
Soon available on Steam and the Mac App Store
Mafia 3 will be available on Steam and the Mac App Store for $39.99:
The Mafia 3 Digital Deluxe will be available on Steam for $59.99 and will contain additional, post-release downloadable content, including the Season Pass at additional savings.
Also, the Family Kick Back Pack and the Faster, Baby! DLCs are included with the Digital Deluxe or Season Pass. They cost $4.99 and $14.99, respectively. The Judge, Jury and Executioner Weapon Pack will be available as a free purchase.
The most beautiful game to come to Mac?
Mafia 3 will likely be the most graphically impressive (and demanding) action-adventure game on Mac. It will support Metal, which should help improve efficiency, but the game’s graphical demands will remain very high. If you own a MacBook, this game is probably not for you (but these alternatives should work fine).
I can hear you asking already: Can My Mac Run It?
The minimum system requirements are the following:
- Operating System: macOS 10.12.4 (Sierra)
- Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
- Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB
- Hard Drive Space: 50 GB
- Video Card (AMD): Radeon R9 M290X
- VRAM: 2 GB
IMPORTANT: Mafia III REQUIRES an AMD video card with AT LEAST 2GB of VRAM.
NOTICE: Intel Graphics Cards and NVIDIA Graphics Cards are not supported
This an example of a supported Mac:
And this an example of an unsupported Mac:
You can find instructions on how to locate your system profile in this video from Aspyr.
Also, if you’re wondering what can be expected when trying to play Mafia 3 on an unsupported Mac, Aspyr’s advice is the following:
We do not recommend that you attempt to play Mafia III on any chipset other than AMD with at least 2GB of VRAM. Without meeting these requirements, users can expect sub-par framerates or severe game instability.
Thes are the ONLY qualified Mac models:
- AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, or 460 (late 2016 MBP)
- AMD Radeon R9 M370X (mid 2015 and 2016 MBP)
- AMD Radeon R9 M380, M390, M395, or M395X (late 2015 iMac)
- AMD Radeon R9 M290X or Radeon R9 M295X (late 2014 iMac)
- AMD FirePro D300, dual AMD FirePro D500, or dual AMD FirePro D700 (late 2013 MacPro)
Are you a Mafia fan? Will you be getting this one when it comes out?