Assassin's Creed Shadows Coming to Apple Silicon Macs in November

Ubisoft today announced plans to release Assassin's Creed Shadows, the next game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, on November 15. It will be available on Macs with Apple silicon through the Mac App Store, as well as Windows PCs, the Xbox Series X or Series S, and the PlayStation 5.


Assassin's Creed Shadows takes place in 16th century Japan, with players set to take on the role of Naoe, a shinobi assassin from the Iga Province and Yasuke, a powerful samurai. Each character offers a different playstyle, progression path, skills, weapon options, and stats. Naoe focuses on stealth skills, while Yasuke excels at combat.

The game has a vast open world to explore, and Ubisoft says players can expect a variety of landscapes that have evolving weather and seasons. There will be castle towns, bustling ports, pastoral landscapes, and peaceful shrines.

As with past Assassin's Creed games, players will need to hunt down targets and build spy networks, with the game featuring a customizable hideout and recruitable allies.

The standard version of the game will be priced at $70, but there are more expensive Gold, Ultimate, and Collector's Edition options that include additional unlocks and merchandise. Pre-orders are available from the Mac App Store starting today.

Top Rated Comments

aUniqueName Avatar
3 days ago at 02:35 pm
Important info here >>> the more people that buy this, the greater chance more AAA titles start being ported over to Mac. I hope a lot of people buy this. If few people buy this, it just validates other developers reluctance to spend the time and money to port games over to Mac.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tom Caper Avatar
3 days ago at 03:15 pm

This crab mentality that everything should be on steam is hurting Mac gaming… how about celebrate and demand developers release more games on Mac OS first..
Steam is a game store on Mac OS. In my opinion, steam would be the best place to purchase a game so it can be played on Mac… you are calling it a crab mentality but failed to understand the previous commenters statement.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
corbindav Avatar
3 days ago at 02:16 pm
Hooray, the one Mac game for 2024!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
3 days ago at 02:14 pm
Speaking about games… Some more emulators ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/retroarch-and-ppsspp-emulators-now-in-the-app-store-including-the-european-one.2426451/?post=33138079#post-33138079') were approved at Apple’s App Store.

Regarding this new Assassins Creed, if they have focused on stealth it could be quite fun.

Interesting how developers are getting more interested in the Mac platform since the rise of Apple Silicon, especially with the bump of the M3 GPU!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
frenchcamp49er Avatar
3 days ago at 02:17 pm

too bad it’s not on steam
even better its on Mac
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
3 days ago at 02:20 pm
Good luck to those with Macs with 8GB memory ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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