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Need for Speed 2015 for Mac release date rumours: Is Need for Speed 2015 coming out for Mac?

Lewis Painter | July 27, 2015
As always, we're keeping our fingers crossed that the new Need for Speed 2015 will be released for Mac, but even it never comes, there's still a way that you can play Need for Speed 2015 on your Mac.

When is Need for Speed 2015 coming out for Mac?

Need for Speed 2015 is expected to arrive on November 5, 2015 (November 3 in North America) and is due for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but when is it coming to the Mac? We take a look at the Need for Speed 2015 for Mac release date rumours to find out whether it will ever come to Mac OS X.

Need for Speed 2015 for Mac release date rumours

Need for Speed 2015 is set to be released in Europe on November 5, 2015 for consoles and PC, but Mac support appears to be non-existent (officially) as it wasn't announced alongside the other platforms.

The new game is simply called "Need for Speed" and looks to be a full reboot of the NFS series. The new Need for Speed introduces 'five ways to play' which are speed, style, build, crew and outlaw and is set in an open-world environment. It combines fans' favourite elements of all Need for Speed games into a single game, which, theoretically, should create the best Need for Speed game in the series. 

The Need for Speed series has been running since 1997 with a yearly release cycle which wasn't broken until last year, when the developers decided that they needed a year out to re-evaluate the Need for Speed experience. However even with yearly releases, there's only been one single Need for Speed game that made it to Mac to date - Need for Speed: Carbon, which was released back in 2006.

Let's look at the publisher - EA games. How many EA games offer Mac support? Only a handful, including The Sims and SimCity. Even with The Sims, Mac compatibility wasn't available for its initial September 2, 2014 launch, and was released around five months later, on February 17, 2015. It's the same story with the Mac version of SimCity - the game launched on March 5, 2013, but the Mac variant wasn't made available until five months later, in August 2013. Apart from The Sims and SimCity, the last EA franchise to make an appearance on Mac was FIFA 13, back in 2012, so it's not looking good for Mac gamers.

With this being said, a Mac launch for Need for Speed 2015 isn't looking hopeful, especially as when Need for Speed: Carbon was announced, it was announced with Mac support - an announcement which hasn't been made for the new Need for Speed. Of course, there's always a possibility that EA want to keep the Mac support a secret until nearer to its launch, however we're not holding our breath.

 

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