Is it possible to play Devil May Cry 5 on Mac?
In 2019, Capcom released Devil May Cry 5, an action-packed hack and slash game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The plot revolves around three main playable characters: Nero, Dante, and V . All three characters have their ways of dealing with demonic creatures, making the game more diverse and entertaining. From classics like Dante with his trusty Rebellion, Ebony and Ivory to V summoning his familiars and releasing their true potential. The music was composed by Kota Suzuki, Hiromitsu Maeba, Yoshiya Terayama, and many other composers. Such combined made each track unique and very fitting for every character and environment. Critically acclaimed, Devil May Cry 5 received a total score of 89 on Metascore. The rating is higher than previous installments, aside from the original Devil May Cry (total score 94). In November 2020, Devil May Cry Special Edition landed on the new consoles: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, adding a new playable character Vergil. As for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Vergil is obtainable as paid DLC. To access all of the game’s features, we’ve made up a guide for you. Follow it, and you’ll see how it can be easy to launch Devil May Cry 5 on macOS.
|OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)||OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)|
|Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, AMD FX™-6300, or better||Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3770, AMD FX™-9590, or better|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM, or better||Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB VRAM, AMD Radeon™ RX 480 with 8GB VRAM, or better|
|DirectX: Version 11||DirectX: Version 11|
|Disc space: 35 GB||Disc space: 35 GB|
Play Devil May Cry 5 on Mac with Parallels
Devil May Cry 5 game requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with a couple of clicks and switch between macOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy the Devil May Cry 5 game on Mac.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 Gb of RAM or more), iMac (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 Gb of RAM or more), iMac Pro (all versions are suitable), Mac Pro (all versions are suitable). Parallels on Mac computers with M1 (M1 Pro, M1 Max) chips may not support recent games. Games that require DirectX 12 and later currently not supported by Parallels.
Play Devil May Cry 5 on Mac with Boosteroid or Nvidia GeForce Now (US)
Update: Boosteroid and Nvidia GeForce Now fully support Devil May Cry 5! Play the advanced game on a Mac, old Windows PC, and even Android!
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Devil May Cry 5 game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming provides you with sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 Mbits/s. There are several great services, that provide such an opportunity, among the best are Boosteroid, Shadow.tech, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now. Among them, only Boosteroid and Nvidia GeForce Now have Devil May Cry 5 in their game catalog, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android! Boosteroid and Nvidia GeForce Now can stream games with high resolution (1080p), every service has its pros and cons.
Play Devil May Cry 5 on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Devil May Cry 5 on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Devil May Cry 5 for now. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. BootCamp allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, that uses common processors, RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on Mac by allocating disc space of a minimum of 64 Gb (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games). To set up Windows via BootCamp, please, do the following:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later
Mention, that for macOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create bootable Windows USB.
- Download Windows ISO file
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
- Define the Windows partition size, choose downloaded Windows ISO file
- Format Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps
- When Windows boots for the first time, follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)