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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.

If we had to coin a possible release date for Need for Speed 2015's Mac compatibility, we guess it'd follow the habits of previous EA releases with a five-month delay, which would put the Mac release date somewhere around May 2016. Again, this is just our speculation and there is no confirmation of this - yet.

We've contacted both EA and Ghost Games via Twitter and we will include their reply if they get back to us.

How to play Need for Speed 2015 on Mac

Even if our predictions are wrong and Need for Speed 2015 is never released for Mac OS X, it doesn't mean that you won't be able to play it on your Mac. It's relatively easy to run PC games on a Mac, and as we discussed above, Need for Speed 2015 is due to be released on PC on November 5, 2015.

If you want to run the PC version of Need for Speed 2015 on your Mac, take a look at our article on how to install Windows on a Mac, which will enable you to run Windows-compatible software on your Mac, including PC exclusive games: How to run Windows on Mac

If running Windows on your Mac isn't an option, there are some great alternatives to Need for Speed available on Mac right now. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is one of the highest rated driving games available on the Mac App Store, with an average rating of 4 and a half stars at the time of writing. It may not offer the same level of graphics as Need for Speed can offer, but it's a very enjoyable driving game with many elements that racing fans enjoy - including a variety of cars including a Bugatti Veyron. It's also a fraction of the price of Need for Speed at only £4.99.

However, if you're looking for a driving game on a similar level to Need for Speed in terms of graphics, we recommend DiRT 3 complete edition, available on Steam for £22.99. Though it doesn't feature city racing or nitrous like Need for Speed, it offers a more realistic driving experience than Asphalt 6, concentrating heavily on off-road driving and drifting. It also boasts a multi-platform multiplayer experience, allowing Mac gamers to play with their PC counterparts.

We're pretty disappointed that Need for Speed 2015 probably isn't coming to Mac, but we'll keep you updated with any news we hear, whether good or bad. Bookmark this page for updated news on Need for Speed 2015's Mac launch date.

For now though, you should find a new game that takes your fancy in our roundup of the best games for Mac.


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