If you wanted to play EVE online using a Mac you’ve had to settle for just running the game in a compatibility layer (i.e. Wine) since 2007 – and that only got more problematic with macOS Big Sur. Fortunately, that won’t be a problem for a long time. CCP Games has revealed that it is developing a native macOS client that will support both Big Sur and provide welcome improvements for the space MMO.
Most notably, the game will use Apple’s native metal graphics frame. You should expect “beautiful visuals, features and performance gains,” according to CCP. Other native frameworks should also free up resources and allow proper mouse and keyboard integration. The company promises to put its full weight behind the native Mac app to deliver an ideal experience.